Webinar Embedding is an opt-in feature in Conferences i/o. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to enable this feature on your Conferences i/o app.
What is webinar embedding in Conferences i/o?
Webinar embedding in Conferences i/o allows customers to embed livestream video content directly into their Conferences i/o web app.
For virtual or hybrid events, you can then send attendees directly to the Conferences i/o link where they can easily participate in session engagement like polls and Q&A.
Which video conferencing platforms are supported?
Only a few platforms are currently supported (as of April 2021).
|Zoom Webinars *|
Zoom Meetings *
|Uses your Zoom Webinar or Zoom Meeting link URL.|
Learn more about Zoom and webinar embedding
|Uses the YouTube link URL.|
|Uses the Vimeo link URL.|
|BigMarker||Uses the BigMarker link URL.|
|Mediasite||Uses the Mediasite video URL.|
Note: Conferences i/o does not currently integrate with Zoom for Government due to a limitation on that platform.
Platform support is dictated by the capability of the platform to be embedded into a web application. There are several platforms we would like to embed that currently do not make embedding possible.
What is the intended use case for Conferences i/o webinar embedding?
Though many livestream platforms support a meeting use case, where every viewer can connect their microphone and webcam to participate, we have found that more than a handful of these connections at one time can maximally stress a browser-based solution.
The intended use case, then, is for a presentation, where viewers passively watch/listen to a handful of speakers without ever connecting their microphone or webcam to the service.
How do I connect a livestream video to a Conferences i/o session?
The general idea is that you need to find the unique URL of the livestream video, and then you paste that into Conferences i/o when creating or editing a session.
Conferences i/o will detect these URLs and set up the proper embed code.