Behaviors of a Practice Session in Webex Events (New)

You can use a Practice Session in Cisco Webex Events (New) to allow the production team (host, cohosts, and panelists) to practice an event. A practice session is a private subconference within the event for the production team. Practice sessions have the following feature behaviors.

  • Only you, the host can start and end a practice session. The production team members in the event or entering the event automatically join the practice session.

  • The host can schedule an event to automatically open a practice session when the event starts.

  • The production team members can't rejoin the main event while a practice sesssion is open.

  • The attendees in an event can't join, view, or hear any activities occurring in the practice session. Attendees stay in the event while a practice session is open.

  • If a production team member is sharing content in the main event when joining a practice session, the shared content migrates into the practice session.

  • The attendees can't view the shared content while the production team is in the practice session.

  • If a practice session ends while a production team member is sharing content, the attendees can now view that shared content in the main event.

  • The production team can send chat messages to attendees by selecting All Attendees or Everyone in the To: drop-down list.

  • The attendees can only send chat messages with other attendees.

  • The production team can receive and answer Q&A panel questions sent by attendees.

  • The production team can prepare polls, and test opening and closing poll questionnaires.

  • The attendees can't view any polls opened in the practice session.

Host a Practice Session in Webex Events (New)

The event must be started, and only you as host can start and stop a practice session.

1

In the Event window, select More options > Start Practice Session.

A banner appears in the Event window indicating You're in the practice session. The production team members automatically join the practice session. Event attendees see a message in the Event window that the production team is currently in a practice session.

2

Conduct the practice session. Open and share presentations or prepare a poll questionnaire that the production team can use during the actual event.

Before you end a 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 shared items before ending a practice session, attendees can view the shared items once you end the practice session.

3

In the Event window, select More options > Stop Practice Session.


 

Alternatively, from the Webex Meetings desktop application you can select End from within the You're in the practice session banner.