The Raise Hand button allows attendees to ask questions via video and join speakers on the main stage during a session. Attendees can access this feature by clicking the Raise Hand button at the bottom of the event screen.
Once an attendee has selected the Raise Hand button, their name appears in the Video Q&A tab on the organizer's or speaker’s sidebar. Organizers or speakers can click the Approve button to allow the person asking to present their question on the main stage.
Once the attendee’s request to come on stage is approved, they can interact with the speakers. They can turn on their camera and share their live video feed. The attendee also has the option to turn their camera off and ask questions on stage using audio only.
An attendee invited on stage can also share their screen by clicking the Share Screen button at the bottom of the event screen.
Turning the Raise Hand feature on and off
The Raise Hand feature is configurable at the session level, and you can only enable it for Live sessions. Attendees can see the Raise Hand button ONLY when you have turned the Video Q&A On for a specific session.
Enabling or disabling video Q&A
- Log in to Goldcast Studio with your credentials.
- Click the hamburger icon on the top left and select the Events tab to get a list of all your events.
- From the Events list, click the event you want to edit.
- Click Program → Agenda in the left navigation panel.
- Click the session you’d like to edit to open the Edit Session Details window.
- Click the arrow next to the Engagement Options section and scroll down to the Q & A section. Click the arrow on the left to open the section.
- Use the toggle button to turn on or off the Video Q&A setting.
- Click Save in the upper right corner of the screen.
Pro Tip: The Raise Hand feature is a great way to invite attendees onstage for round table discussions inside a session, encourage more attendee engagement in lunch and learns, or host internal training sessions without making everyone a speaker. A Goldcast session can have a maximum of 30 people onstage simultaneously.