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Crowd control

The crowd control panel lets you teleport users within your region and restrict user access to voice chat. Learn how to move, mute, and manage users across multiple voice zones.

Crowd control overview

The Crowd control button (highlighted above) gives Moderators the ability to teleport one or more users between different areas in the same region. Moderators can also control user access to voice chat on a zone-by-zone basis.
After accessing the moderator controls, click the Crowd control button in the panel that appears on the right-hand side. This will open the crowd control panel. A quick rundown of the UI will be helpful before we discuss specific use cases.
Button or UI component
Function
Auditorium button
All users currently in the region will be invited to teleport to the Auditorium.
Breakout button
All users currently in the region will be teleported to a breakout area.
Quiet is On/Off button
Mutes or unmutes audience voice chat within the current zone.
Audience is On/Off button
Controls whether audience members have access to presentation tools.
Admin is On/Off button
Controls whether Administrative staff members can always talk.
Attendees button
Opens the attendee selection menu.
Places button
Opens the places selection menu.
Action/Teleport button
Completes your teleportation command, sending everyone (or a single individual) to the location of your choice.

Teleporting users

Breakroom's moderator tools offer both broad and granular options for crowd control.

The Auditorium button

Clicking the Auditorium button will invite every user in the region to gather in that region's designated Auditorium space. Users will then have the option to accept or decline the invitation.
An example of the pop-up invitation users will see.
Users can immediately teleport to the Auditorium by clicking the Yes button, or decline by clicking the No button.
For more information about force teleporting users, please see the custom teleport options section on this page.

The Breakout button

Clicking the Breakout button will teleport every user in the region to a breakout area. Users will be randomly distributed between the region's active breakout areas, and will not be presented with the option to decline the teleportation order.

Custom teleport options

By using the Attendees and Places buttons in conjunction with the Teleport button, you can direct traffic to other areas in your region. Users will not be presented with the option to decline your custom teleportation order, and will be moved automatically to the area you specify.
Executing a custom teleport command is a multi-step process. To get started, follow these steps.

Selecting attendees

  1. 1.
    Navigate your avatar to the region where you want to teleport your users.
  2. 2.
    Click the Moderator controls/Key button located on the right side of the screen.
  3. 3.
    Click the Crowd control button.
  4. 4.
    Click the Attendees button.
  5. 5.
    In the attendee selection panel that appears, select either:
    1. 1.
      Everyone.
    2. 2.
      A single named user.
An example of how the attendee selection panel may appear.
Before we move on, it's important to note that Breakroom provides a number of search and sort functions you navigate long attendee lists. Here is a brief overview of the "people picker" UI.
Button or UI component
Function
User search field
Allows you to search for a specific user.
AZ↑ button
Sorts the User drop-down menu in alphabetical order.
ZA↓ button
Sorts the User drop-down menu in reverse alphabetical order.
Nearest proximity button
Sorts the User drop-down menu by users closest to the Moderator.
Farthest proximity button
Sorts the User drop-down menu by users farthest away from the Moderator.

Selecting a place

An example of how the place selection panel may appear.
After you select who you want to teleport, you'll need to select where you want to send them. The place selection panel works much like the attendee selection panel detailed above.
To continue building your custom teleport command, follow these steps.
6. Click the Crowd control button.
7. Click the Places button.
8. In the place selection panel that appears, select your teleport destination.
Some notes to keep in mind:
  • Places with the (Presenter) tag refer to presenter seats. Depending on the voice zone settings, users sent to presenter seats may have access to presentation tools.
  • Places marked as Multiple Voice Zones serve as a randomization points. For example, in the image above there are three separate breakout areas, as well as a general area named "Breakout." Users sent to "Breakout" will be distributed randomly between the three numbered breakout areas.

Finalizing your custom teleport command

After you've selected the users you want to move and their destination, you can finalize your custom teleport command by clicking the Teleport button. If you are teleporting everyone in the region, click the "Yes, I mean everyone" button in the dialog box that appears.

Controlling access to voice chat

Using the crowd control panel, Moderators can permit or restrict access to voice chat, webcam streaming, and screen sharing on a zone-by-zone basis.
In detail, these zone settings are:
  • Quiet Mode: When turned on, Quiet Mode will mute every user who is not currently seated on a presenter seat. In voice zone types that do not include presenter seats, turning on Quiet Mode will mute all users.
  • Audience Mode: When turned on, Audience Mode grants users access to all enabled communication options in that voice zone (e.g. voice chat, webcam, and screen share). Audience Mode overrides Quiet Mode, if Quiet Mode is also turned on.
  • Admin Mode: When turned on, Admin Mode permits Moderators to access all enabled communication options in that voice zone (e.g. voice chat, webcam, and screen share). Admin Mode overrides Quiet Mode.
To customize a voice zone's communication settings, follow the steps below.
  1. 1.
    Navigate your avatar to the appropriate region.
  2. 2.
    Position your avatar inside the voice zone that you want to customize.
  3. 3.
    Click the Moderator controls/Key button located on the right side of the screen.
  4. 4.
    Click the Crowd control button.
  5. 5.
    In the crowd control panel that appears, locate the Zone Settings section.
  6. 6.
    Click the relevant buttons to customize the voice zone.
    1. 1.
      If a button says Quiet/Audience/Admin is On, then that communication setting is currently enabled. Click the button again to disable it.
    2. 2.
      If the button says Quiet/Audience/Admin is Off, then that communication setting is currently disabled. Click the button again to enable it.
  7. 7.
    Repeat this process for every voice zone you want to customize.

Muting and banning users

For more information about muting and banning users on a region-wide level, please see our region settings documentation.
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