Conduct a Practice Session

Document created by Cisco Documentation Team on Nov 12, 2015Last modified by Cisco Documentation Team on Aug 31, 2017
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About Practice Sessions

 

Practice sessions allow the host, presenter, and other panelists to practice an event before starting it. They're similar to a dress rehearsal—An event production team can perform all event functions without event attendees viewing the event.

  

If a teleconference has been started in the main event, when the host starts a practice session, the production team automatically enters a subconference, away from the main teleconference. Conversations in the subconference are private. Therefore, attendees outside the practice session cannot hear the practice.

  

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    Only the host can start and end a practice session. If a host designates a panelist or presenter as an attendee during a practice session, the person is removed from the practice session. Once the host starts a practice session, attendees who have joined the event cannot view any activities in the practice session.

      

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    Once the host starts a practice session, the production team cannot access the presentations or documents that the presenter opened before starting the practice session. To use the same presentations or documents in the practice session, the presenter must open them again during the practice session.

      

  
  

Start a Practice Session

Start the practice session early enough before the event so you can finish it before your event is scheduled to start.
Before You Begin

 

Before the host starts a practice session, make sure of the following:

  
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    All panelists have joined the event.

      

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    The host, presenter, and panelists have their presentation material ready to share in the practice session.

      

  
      
1    (Optional) Open the presentation you prepared for attendees to view while the production team is in a practice session. Set the presentation to automatically advance pages.
2    In the Event window, select Event > Start Practice Session.   


    

The practice session starts. The host, presenter, and panelists automatically join the practice session. Event attendees see a message in the Event window that the production team is currently in a practice session. Attendees can view any presentation that the host or presenter opened before starting the practice session.

  
3    Rehearse the event. Open presentations or prepare a poll questionnaire that the production team can use during the actual event.
What to Do Next

Before you end a practice session (select Event > End Practice Session), close any shared documents, presentations, whiteboards, web content, and polls that you do not want to share with attendees. If you do not close them, attendees can view them once you end the practice session.

 

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