To add a live event to a Showcase, open the Showcase and then select Create live event. Only one event can be created per Showcase.
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Much of what follows is similar to creating a live event on your account, except that the event takes place in your Showcase. You’ll be able to set the Event Title, Start Date, Time, and whether the event will repeat.
- Toggling Repeat on will allow you to check which days of the week the event recurs. This is primarily for informational purposes; all events created in Showcases can be streamed to on a recurring basis.
Clicking Next will bring you to the event’s settings page. In the Event tab, you can copy the event link, enable chat, and edit the event's start date and time. You can also add a description for the event and choose a thumbnail.
- The viewing privacy is determined based on the Showcase privacy settings.
- If your Showcase privacy is set to Team Members only, only team members will be able to access the chat.
In the Embed tab, you can adjust the appearance of the embedded player and grab the embed code for the event and the live chat. Note that the customizations made here do not impact the player inside the Showcase.
The Destinations tab allows you to simulcast this stream to other destinations such as Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, or other RTMP destinations.
Clicking Next will bring you to the live preview page where you can either go live with your webcam or grab the RTMP URL and Stream Key to input into your encoder. From here you or your team members can also manage simulcast destinations as well as share the event, moderate chat, control polls, Q&A (with moderation), and graphics overlays, and monitor your stream’s health.
Live events will automatically be added as your Featured Video, but you can change this by dragging the video into a separate order in your Showcase settings.
When the event is live, users can watch by navigating to the Showcase and clicking the Watch now button that appears. Viewers will see chat, polls, and Q&A to the right of the player (in that order) depending on what you have enabled. You can enable and disable any interactivity feature throughout your event as desired.
If you have chat enabled, viewers can click into a Q&A or Poll to expand that panel; to return to the chat, they can click the X that appears in the upper right corner of the panel.
If you don’t have chat enabled, viewers can click between Q&A and Polls at the bottom of the side panel. They could also click the ••• menu to either pop out the panel or minimize it.
Clicking the speech bubble icon in the upper left corner of the player will also show and hide the side panel.
After the event
To end your event, be sure to click End event on the live preview page. This will begin the archiving process for your video, which you can access from your video manager and viewers can rewatch from the Showcase page.
A new upcoming event with the same title will be added automatically. You can edit the settings for the next event by clicking the corresponding Go live button on the Showcase settings page (you may need to unhide it by clicking the eyeball icon first).
If you do not yet want to promote your next live event within the Showcase, navigate to the Showcase settings page and click the eyeball icon next to the upcoming event to hide it.
You can feature the next upcoming event by clicking the ••• icon to the right of it and selecting Feature.
You can delete an upcoming event by clicking the ••• icon to the right of it and selecting Delete; this will remove the event, the chat history, and the Q&A history, but previously streamed events will remain archived with your other videos. Deleting an upcoming event will allow you to create a new event in the Showcase.