Differences Between Roles

Here are a few specifics on what each kind of attendee can do:

  • Host (Team member): A team member with the host role is in charge of running the webinar, s/he is the only role that can start and end the webinar. 
  • Moderator (Team member): A team member with the moderator role can enter the webinar room before it starts. They can view the webinar dashboard and moderate webinars.
  • Guest speakers: People who are not part of your team but will present in the webinar or help moderate. They can enter the room before it starts and moderate webinars.
  • Attendees: Attendees are just viewers by default.  They interact with others via the chat or questions only once the webinar is live. They cannot see each other, they cannot share their own webcam or audio. However, they can be invited "on stage" at  anytime  by team members and guest speakers.

This is a quick recap of who can do what during the webinar:

Guest speaker Attendee
Access the dashboard? Yes Yes No No
Access webinar Settings? Yes No No No
Send Email Invites? Yes No No No
Enter the room before the webinar starts? Yes Yes Yes No
Start or end the webinar? Yes No No No
Share their webcam/screen (go on stage)? Yes Yes Yes No*
Invite someone on stage? Yes Yes Yes No
Remove someone from stage? Yes Yes Yes No
Control a media on stage?
(passing PDF slides, moving video player)
Yes Yes Yes No
Remove a presentation from stage? Yes Yes Yes No
Moderate chat, questions? Yes Yes Yes No
Kick out & unkick a participant? Yes Yes Yes No
See chat messages from anyone? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ask questions? No No No Yes
Answer questions? Yes Yes Yes No
"Live answer" a question? Yes** Yes** Yes** No
See Private Questions? Yes Yes Yes No***
Send Polls? Yes Yes No No
See the People tab when hidden? Yes Yes Yes No
Send a CTA? Yes Yes Yes No
Delete registrants? Yes No No No
Export the registrants, chat, questions? Yes Yes No No

*Note that attendees can share audio/video if they are invited on stage.

**Contributors can only "answer live" when they are on stage.

***Attendees can only view their own asked questions asked when Private Questions are enabled.