The Ultimate Guide to Conference Modes

Elizaveta Nesova
March 22, 2019
Elizaveta Nesova
Categories: Knowledge Base

TrueConf Server supports three conference modes.

Symmetric conference is a group video conference where all participants can hear and see each other.

Asymmetric video conference or a video lecture is a group conference where all conference attendees can see and hear only the speaker, while the speaker can see and hear all conference attendees.

Video lecture is an example of asymmetric conference.

Role-based conference or virtual meeting is a conference where the conference moderator can appoint up to 6 speakers who will be visible to all conference attendees. Any conference attendee can make audio remarks by pressing a corresponding button.

Maximum number of conference participants in a role-based conference is 120 in TrueConf Online and 250 in TrueConf Server.

To learn how conference moderator can manage a virtual meeting, please read our article.

To make an audio remark, press and hold Make Audio Remark button in conference control panel and speak while the button is hold. After releasing the button your remark will be broadcasted to the conference for three more seconds (see countdown displayed on the button).

In the same menu you can find Take the Podium button. Press it to send a corresponding request to the conference moderator. Upon confirmation you will become a speaker.

You can find more information about each conference type on our website: