Grip Streaming allows you to broadcast your live content directly through the Grip platform either as roundtables or traditional webinars. This means there is no need to use an external streaming provider, saving you time and money.
There are two options for Grip Streaming sessions:
Webinars are designed to be one-way broadcasts by invited speakers, with attendees being able to ask questions within the chat or designated q&a tool, but not actively participating in the presentation.
Roundtables are discussions where all attendees can play an active part with open peer-to-peer communication and information exchange. Please note - only 25 participants can actively share their audio and video at the same time in a Grip Roundtable (though more can be present and swap in/out of video).
In this article we will show you:
How to create a Grip Streaming session
1. Go to the 'Event Settings' tab and click 'Event Program'. At the top right you will see a button named 'Grip Streaming'.
2. This will then open the 'Grip Streaming Session' screen.
3. Fill in the required/desired fields as you would with a regular session. The main difference between the 'Grip Streaming' session and a regular 'Session' is the 'Session type'. Now you have two options; 'Roundtable' and 'Webinar'.
Important note - The Grip Streaming session cannot be located on the 'main stage'
4. Speakers - For Webinars, a speaker is required for the webinar to take place. Without a speaker no information will be presented. For Roundtables, a speaker will be the moderator (you can have multiple speakers in a Roundtable).
5. Once you have populated the fields click 'Create Session' at the bottom right of the form.
Webinars vs Roundtables
As stated at the top of this article. Roundtables are discussions where all attendees play an active part with open peer-to-peer communication throughout. Webinars are usually one way information-led presentations with attendees being able to ask questions within the chat. Once you have setup either a Webinar or a roundtable it/they will appear under the 'Event Agenda 'tab.
1. Webinars. The image below shows what an attendee will see when they load into a Webinar.
2. Roundtables. The image below shows what an attendee will see when they load into a Roundtable.
Is there a limit to the number of viewers of a webinar?
Is there a limit to the number of viewers in a Roundtable?
Yes - 100 participants but only 25 people can share audio and video simultaneously. We therefore recommend having 25 participants per roundtable.
Are Roundtables recorded?
Are Webinars recorded?
Yes - Webinars are recorded but you would need to pay a premium for full features and functionality including transcripts, translations and many more.
Do speakers need separate access?
No - Speakers will access the Webinar or Roundtable like an attendee, but when they load in, they will have a 'speaker view'.
Is there a limit to speakers on webinar:
Yes - 25 on camera simultaneously.
Is there a time limit on Grip Streaming sessions?
Yes - There is a one hour limit to sessions.
What happens if you run over the one hour limit on a Grip Streaming session?
If you run over the one hour limit on a webinar there is a half an hour grace period before cut off.