External URL Links on Sessions

At Grip, we’re committed to making participants get more involved in your event and foster a more interactive and engaging experience. As such, event organizers can enable different URL links on the 'Sessions' section in the dashboard to take their event to the next level!

In this article, we'll cover the different links that can be enabled and how participants can interact with them on both web and mobile:

 

Session Content URL

Event organizers can share any session-related content on external pages by enabling the 'Session Content URL' in the dashboard. This will appear to participants as a 'Get Session Content' button on both web and mobile.

Please note that some hosted file URLs may not open on mobile devices correctly. For example, rather than uploading a hosted PowerPoint file, consider uploading a hosted PDF version of the slides for best device compatibility. 

On web:

1-Nov-06-2023-01-01-26-7744-PM

On mobile:

2-Nov-06-2023-01-01-49-1330-PM

 

Website URL

You can share a link to an external website by enabling the 'Website URL' in the dashboard.

On web: this will appear to participants as an 'Open Session Link'  button.

3-Nov-06-2023-01-02-05-9117-PM

On mobile: participants will see the link to the website

4-Nov-06-2023-01-02-17-3858-PM

 

Polling and Q&A URL

You can enable the 'Polling and Q&A URL' in the dashboard to link to any third-party site if you wish to engage with viewers during a session. But note that the content will open in a new tab. This will appear to participants as a 'Polling and Q&A' button on both web and mobile.

On web:

5-Nov-06-2023-01-02-32-7564-PM

On mobile:

6-Nov-06-2023-01-02-45-3740-PM

 

Livestream URL

Enable the 'Livestream URL' on the dashboard so that event participants can watch a live session. Full details on how to do this can be found in this guide.

On web, there are two ways this can be displayed to viewers:

1. Embedded in the session page

Grip allows event organizers to embed livestream sessions in the platform. Organiser can add a Zoom meeting URL to a session via the dashboard (see guide linked above)
This means when a participant views the session page the live stream video provider, ie. Zoom, is embedded in the page, allowing participants to watch the live video directly in the Grip app without being redirected to a third party site.  

7-Nov-06-2023-01-03-17-3037-PM

2. External Link

You can also re-direct viewers to an external Link (e.g Youtube) to watch your livestream session.

In this case, the livestream will not be shown on the session and participants will have to click on the 'Watch Livestream' button that links to an external page.

8-4

On mobile: Whether the livestream is embedded or links to an external page, participants will see a 'Watch livestream' button that links to the session

9-4

 

Video Recording URL

Enabling the 'Video Recording URL' allows organizers to share recorded sessions after the livestream is finished.

On web, there are two ways this can be displayed to viewers:

1. Embedded in the session page

Grip allows event organizers to embed recorded sessions in the platform. This means that participants will be able watch the recording inside Grip without being directed to a third-party site, which in this case would be the livestream provider (e.g Youtube). 

10-4

2. External Link

You can also re-direct viewers to an external Link (e.g Youtube) to watch your recorded session.

In this case, the livestream will not be shown on the session and participants will have to click on the 'Watch Livestream' button that links to an external page.

11-3

On mobile: Whether the recording is embedded or links to an external page, the attendee will see a 'Watch Session Recording' button that links to the session

12-2

 

Audience Interaction Embed URL

This allows you to add a link which is then embedded into the sidebar on the right of the session details page, visible for your attendees while they watch a session.

This functionality is only available on web:

13-3

This can be used to allow Event Organizers to load interactive content from a third-party site into Grip, which could give attendees the option to take part in a live poll, or other audience interaction tool. You will also need to specify a name for your link, which will appear to your viewers when they watch the session.

Note that you have the option to “personalize” the Audience Interaction Embed URL, which means that you can create a URL that is slightly different depending on the user that loads it. This works in the same way as the Personalised URL Navigation Item option, where you can specify a part of the URL to be dynamic. The example below uses a Custom Profile Field (sent as part of registration) to load each user’s email address into the URL, in order to have the user log into a Q&A web tool automatically.

14

 

If you have any questions or suggestions you can reach out to us on support@grip.events