Airmeet Session Host Guide
Stage Management has a script for you to follow. This document is to help refresh your training in Airmeet.
Log into Discord 15 minutes before your shift. You will need to go to Discord #Stage Management to receive your Hosting login for your sessions, you received a link to the Discord server in your confirmation email. Once you receive your login and if you are currently in Airmeet, you will need to log out and login using the Host credentials.
As a Host, you can flag inappropriate comments, images, chats, etc. Being familiar with the Code of Conduct will help you ID that. Click the link to read Norwescon’s Code of Conduct, if you haven’t already: https://www.norwescon.org/con/memberships/policies-and-guidelines/code-of-conduct/
After logging in and before the session starts, invite the Moderator and Panelists to the stage. Make the Moderator a co-Host. You can have up to 10 people on the stage at any time.
When you first bring the Panelists and Moderator to the stage, they will be brought into the Back stage area. All conversations there are private and are not shared with the Attendees (audience), LiveSession_InviteSpeaker2Stage.png To invite people to the stage, click on their profile image. NOTE: The above and next few screens are actual sessions. They are being used to show you, the Host how to invite Panelists to the stage.
The below image is what Panelists and the Moderator will see in the lower left corner of the screen when they are first brought into the session. YouAreAtTheBackstage.png
People In Session You can see details about people by hovering over them. Session_PeopleInSessionHover To invite people to the stage, the Host or the co-Host will click on their profile image. Session_InviteToStageOrBlockUser.png You get a menu to invite them to the stage or block them.
Session_AwaitingSpeakerResponse.png After clicking invite to stage, the Host sees the message Awaiting a response. Session_InvitedSpeakerView.png This is what the speaker sees when they are invited to the stage. They have to click the Accept Invite button to be brought up to the stage.
Making Someone a Co-Host (insert directions here) Session_Co-HostComfirmation.png
Once you have made someone a co-Host, will get the above message.
NOTE: The button in green; Resume Session. This is the button you would click to start the session after pausing it. Pinning Speakers to Spotlight Them To stop the focus from switching during a session you can pin speakers to the stage. This works best with 4 our fewer pins. Session_PinSpeaker.png Hover over a speaker to pin them to the session. Session_4PinnedSpeakers.png Layout of the screen was changed so everyone could see each other.
Hiding Yourself (Hosts & Co-hosts only) Just before the session starts, the Host will hide themselves.
- Click eye Menu_eye-HideYourself.png icon to do this.
Session_HideYourself.png Then they will click the Hide me button.
Host View During Session Session_HostViewWhenHidden.png As a Host and during a session, this is the view you have.
- NOTE: Live tag to the bottom left of the screen and the Rec tag is in red, which means the session is being recorded.
- On the ribbon above, note that you can Take a Break to pause the session. This puts everyone on stage into the Back stage if you or they need to speak privately.
- On the same ribbon is the End session button. You will click this when the session is over. You will get a warning message if you truly want to end the session. Once ended, it can’t be restarted.
Speaker View Before Session Session_SpeakerView.png As a speaker, this is the view you see.
Speaker & Host Backstage View On Arrival Session_BackstageModal.png Once you are invited to the stage and before the session starts, you will get the above message. Click the x in the corner to close it
Working With Screen Sharing Backstage_ScreenSharingExample.png Screen has been shared by the Host. Menu_UpArrowInRectangle-ShareScreen.png icon is what you would click to share your screen. Menu_4ArrowsPointingOut-ShowFullScreen.png To make the shared screen large, click the arrow box in the upper right corner of the shared screen.
Session_FullScreenScreenshare.png The screen after you have expanded it. The speakers can be minimized to see the whole shared image by clicking the underline in the upper left corner of the speaker video strip. Use Menu_2ArrowsPointingTogether-ExitFullscreen.png icon to exit the full screen mode. It’s in the upper right corner.
Starting a Session
- The host will click the Start Session button in the upper ribbon.
- Everyone gets a 10-second warning that it will be starting. The yellow task bar gives you a countdown to when it will start.
- Continue waiting until you see confirmation that everyone is connected (no messages in bottom left of screen).
Session_Video.png A session with a Video that can be shown.
Session_Q&A.png The host viewing this session is on the Q&A tab, note post a question at the bottom. There is a new post in the conversation tab, note yellow dot. Session_InteractingWithQuestions.png The Host can click on any message in Chat or question in Q&A to direct it somewhere else, Report it to Security to review it or Delete it. Anyone can Report only Hosts and Moderators can do something with the report. Session_ReportView.png This shows the report view.
Backstage_LeftTheStageModal.png Hosts can remove people from the stage. A message will pop up to indicate success.
Allowing Audience Members To Speak Attendees can raise their hands and be invited to the stage by being handed a microphone by the host. Hosts can also reject their request. Session_RaisedHand.png
Once an attendee has been handed a microphone, they will need to turn on their camera and microphone when they arrive on stage. To send them back to the audience, the host will click remove from stage. Session_RemoveAttendeeFromStage.png
15 minutes before the hour end your session.
- Click End Session
Session_EndSessionModal.jpg You will get a warning when you End a session.
- Click End session again on the modal
- Panelests and mods will be backstage with you, help them find the exit arrow in the top left and go to your next session
After your shift, return to Discord and turn in your login so that the next Host can use them for their shift. You can then rejoin the Convention using the Norwescon weblink.