Moderator at the webinar. Who is this and why do you need him?

Moderators

A webinar moderator is a position that recently emerged, and it’s now becoming a demanded profession. These days, you’ll see such a vacancy a lot on job listing websites.  If this is something you’re interested in, you can master all the intricacies of the profession in special online courses. A lot of people have shown interest in the new profession, and it is rapidly growing. 

Let’s figure out who is a webinar moderator, what functions it performs, and how to work with moderators in the MyOwnConference webinar service.

What is a webinar moderator?

The webinar moderator is the person who handles most of the organisational and technical issues before, during, and after the broadcast. Thanks to the work of this specialist, the speaker can concentrate on the presentation 100% without worrying about any technical difficulty. 

The moderator usually works remotely and earns an average of $17 per hour, although prices for large-scale events can be much higher.

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What does a webinar moderator do?

Of course, everyone who is looking for a moderator for their webinars presents the duties of a moderator in their way. But in general, the main functions of the moderator include:

  1. Moderators upload all the necessary materials and presentations to the webinar room.
  2. Check the performance of the equipment. Makes trial calls with everyone who will speak at the webinar.
  3. Send invitations to participants.
  4. Communicate with the support of the webinar service if there are any questions or difficulties.
  5. Solves all technical issues during the broadcast. For example, instructs the participant who cannot see/hear the presenter or complains about other technical difficulties on what to do. 
  6. They publish in the chat links to sales pages, a contact page, landing pages with gifts and special offers during the webinar.
  7. Moderates the chat, removes spam and offensive messages, and blocks participants.
  8. Download the webinar recording and send it to the attendees.

How to work with moderators, speakers, and presenters in the MyOwnConference service

You can add or invite assistants to the webinar in advance or directly during the creation of the webinar.

  • If you want to add presenters in advance, go to your account and in the Presenters section, click on the New moderator button.
Add a new moderator
  • Add a new moderator
  • Then enter first name, last name, email address, and presenter rights.
Moderator functions

The presenter can have 3 roles in MyOwnConference:

  1. Administrator,
  2. Moderator,
  3. Presenter.

By choosing one of three options, you give the presenter certain rights.

Administrator. The user gets full rights to manage the webinar room. Can turn on and off alternative technology instead of WebRTC for presenters and speakers, complete a webinar, speak, conduct polls, invite other hosts, interrupt their presentation, record, etc.

Administrator rights

Moderator – you give full rights to manage the webinar room, but unlike the Administrator, the Moderator cannot enable/disable the WebRTC alternative for presenters and speakers.

Moderator rights

Presenter – the user is only granted rights to speak and manage previously uploaded presentations and videos.

Presenter rights

IMPORTANT: The presenter can only manage those files that he uploaded himself. Except another presenter or moderator gives him access to their files.

The owner of the account gets the Administrator rights by default.

NOTE: All invited hosts have access to the webinar room only. Only one account is attached to the cabinet – the account of one Administrator. Moderators, like invited hosts, do not have access to your account. The division of rights in MyOwnConference is done in the room only.

To invite a presenter to a specific webinar when planning a webinar:

Click the Invite Moderators button.

Invite moderators
  • Select the desired presenter or add new ones.
Moderators list

Do not forget to note what rights you want to give them for this webinar.

Moderator settings

Invited moderators will automatically receive an invitation letter with a link to the webinar.

Invitation

To remove a presenter, in the Moderators section, select the required presenter and click the Delete Selected button.

Remove moderator

Summary

A webinar moderator is a promising profession. This specialist solves several problems, which makes life easier for the host and organiser of the webinar. Invite moderators to your events, and if you have any questions, reach out to our online consultant.

Read next: What if webinar attendees complain about the sound, video, and so on?

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