Presentations
The presentation controls built into Breakroom allow you to stage visual media for quick deployment during your events. Learn how to upload custom signs, create a video queue, and more.

Presentation controls overview

A presenter on stage in the Breakroom Conference region, with identifying signage.
In some region template presentation zones, such as the 90-seat auditorium that comes standard with the Breakroom Conference and Desert Island region templates, you have the option of offering additional information in the form of static signs located on either side of the main stage. You can also create a playlist of videos that will be broadcast on a central presentation screen. Both of these media types are controlled through the same interface, giving you the ability to effectively manage your virtual presentations in real time.
An example of how the Presentation control panel may appear.
Above, you can see how the Presentation control panel may appear once it is populated with your information. In this example, there are two signs and five videos available. The media order can be changed to facilitate rapid deployment, and the option to turn off signs or videos entirely is also available.
Signs are useful tools that can be used to:
  • Brand your event.
  • Identify presenters or video content.
  • Publish session information.
  • Present static slides while a video plays.
  • Assist with event transitions and offer scheduling reminders (e.g. "Break in ten minutes").

Uploading and managing signs

To add signs to the Presentation control panel, follow the steps below.
  1. 1.
    Navigate your avatar to the region where you want to control or customize a presentation.
  2. 2.
    Click the Moderator controls/Key button located on the right side of the screen.
  3. 3.
    Click the Presentation controls button (highlighted above).
The Presentation control panel header.
4. The Presentation control panel will appear at the top of your screen. You can click the Close button at any time to close the panel. To proceed with a sign upload, click the + button located on the far left (the side labeled Signs, highlighted above).
An example of how an image may appear upon upload. Notice that the sign has been given a name that is descriptive, short, and easy to remember.
5. The Create New Sign panel will appear. Click the Upload Image button to select a new image from your computer, or click the Image Library button to select an image that you have previously uploaded.
6. Enter a name for the sign in the name field, and click the Save button. You will see your image added to the Presentation control panel in the form of a button.
Here two example signs have been uploaded to the Presentation control panel.
7. Once a sign has been uploaded to the Presentation control panel, it can be ordered in the list, activated, or deactivated using the available UI components.
Button
Function
X
Deletes the chosen sign from the Presentation control panel.
Moves the chosen sign down one space in the list.
Moves the chosen sign up one space in the list.
Named sign button
Displays the chosen sign on the screens located to either side of the presentation area.
"No Sign" button
Turns off any active signs and removes the display boards from the presentation area.

Adding and managing videos

To add videos to the Presentation control panel, follow the steps below.
  1. 1.
    Navigate your avatar to the region where you want to control or customize a presentation.
  2. 2.
    Click the Moderator controls/Key button located on the right side of the screen.
  3. 3.
    Click the Presentation controls button.
The Presentation control panel header.
4. The Presentation control panel will appear at the top of your screen. You can click the Close button at any time to close the panel. To proceed with a video upload, click the + button located on the far right (the side labeled Videos, highlighted above).
The video input panel.
5. The Video information panel will appear. Enter a title for your video and the streaming URL into the appropriate fields. When you are done, click the Save button.
6. Once your video is added to the Presentation control panel, it will appear in the form of a button.
Five example videos in the Presentation control panel, each taking the form of a button.
7. From here you can change a video's position in the video list, broadcast it on the screen, or turn it off using the available UI.
Button
Function
X
Deletes the chosen video from the Presentation control panel.
Moves the chosen video down one space in the list.
Moves the chosen video up one space in the list.
Named video button
Starts the video on the central presentation screen.
"No Video" button
Stops the video playing on the central presentation screen.
This video feature can also be used to stream live video to your audience.