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Audio Modes

What are audio modes?

Audio modes are the room setting you can choose to engage when either planning an event or while in the room. They change the way your attendees can interact with the event. When creating your event, the default mode is “Discussion”. You can change the initial audio mode while planning your event in the “Advanced” tab.

If you’re already in the room, you can change the mode in the navigation bar, next to the “Layouts” option (the name of this tab indicates the audio mode you currently have set, if you change the audio mode, the name of the tab will correspond to the current mode).

LiveWebinar audio modes

What are the available audio modes, and what situations are they good for?

There are four audio modes to choose from, each mode lets your attendees interact with the event in different ways. Here are the available audio modes:


Discussion: All participants can talk, and for larger sessions, up to 25 participants can speak at once. Others listen.

  • When can I use this option? This option is best for meetings or lessons where you want your attendees to interact with one another, for example, while planning your next marketing campaign, or while discussing an assignment with students.


Presentation: Only presenters can speak, participants must listen.

  • When can I use this option? This mode is great for moments when you need to hold a presentation during a webinar or a lecture during class, as only the host and presenters can speak.


Q & A: Only presenters can speak, participants can ask for permission to speak by requesting their audio or video to be turned on by the host or presenter(s).

  • When can I use this option? Q&A mode is useful after giving a presentation during an event, and you’d like to have some time to interact with attendees in a controlled way.


Classroom: The presenters can see all the participants, but the participants can only see the presenters, not each other.

  • When can I use this option? This option works best when you’d like to have a lesson without the possibility of participants distracting one another, for example during a lecture or during a test or exam.