How to Create a Role-Based Conference in TrueConf for Windows

December 10, 2018
Dimitry Zuykov

Dimitry Zuykov

Role-based conference or virtual meeting is a video conferencing mode in which only particular participants can be seen and heard by others.

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User roles and privileges

In a role-based conference, participants are divided into 3 types:

  • Moderators who can organize and control and manage the meeting.
  • Speakers who can share their audio, video and content to all meeting participants.
  • Attendees who are essentially passive listeners and cannot be seen or heard by other participants; they can only communicate with others with the help of chat replies and audio remarks.

In TrueConf Server, the maximum size of a role-based conference is 1000 participants with up to 36 presenters. In TrueConf Online, the maximum size of a role-based conference is 120 participants with up to 4 presenters.

The virtual meeting mode provides a number of additional features, which are fully described in our user guides for TrueConf client application.

  1. Any attendee can become a speaker by sending a request to take the podium to the moderator.
  2. The moderator can invite any attendee to the podium to become a speaker.
  3. All attendees can make short audio remarks with no additional permissions required.

How to Create a Role-Based Conference?

In the TrueConf applications for Linux and macOS, role-based conferences are created in the same way.

Step 1: Choose a Conference Mode

Open your address book and click on the How to Create a Role-Based Conference in TrueConf for Windows 2 icon to create a conference. The Conference Manager window will open. On the Settings tab, set the conference subject / title and select Role-Based in the Conference Type section.

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Step 2: Add Conference Participants

To add users from the address book to the list of conference participants, go to the Participants tab and select them.

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Click Create to start a conference.


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