How participants can join the broadcast on Zoho Show

Join the broadcast on Zoho Show

Zoho Show broadcast allows the audience to join and watch online presentations from anywhere around the globe. It lets you and the presenter to connect and share ideas effortlessly. Participants can quickly connect to the broadcast session through the web without any software installation. They can receive the URL link through email or other channels, and join the broadcast session by opening it in a browser. When the presenter begins, participants can see the presentation in their local browser in real time, and can submit their questions in the chat panel. The presented slides can be downloaded for future reference after the presenter exits the broadcast.

Requirements to join the broadcast

In order to join the Zoho Show broadcast successfully, the participants must check for the latest version of any of the following browsers:

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Accept the invite and join the broadcast

Your participants can join the broadcast using the broadcast URL link sent by you in the invitation. Joining the broadcast is simple and does not require a password.
To join the broadcast,
1. Have the participant click the broadcast URL link shared. 
This will open the broadcast window as shown below.

Home screen for the participants in Zoho Show broadcast

2. The participant can edit the guest name to add their name. Their name will appear under the list of participants on the right panel.

Edit guest names in Zoho Show broadcast.
The guest name can be edited either on the welcome message screen or under the list of participants on the right panel.
3. Once your presenter starts the broadcast, the first slide appears on the participant's window. 

First slide for the participants in Zoho Show broadcast.

Broadcast screen of participants

During the broadcast, the participant can use the broadcast screen options to traverse between the slides, check the list of participants that have joined the broadcast, and raise queries on the chat panel.
  1. Slide Preview: Click the  icon to get a thumbnail view of the completed slides and to jump to a specific slide in the presentation. All completed slides have a green tick mark.
  2. List of Participants: Click the  icon to check the list of participants watching the presentation along with you.

    Screen options for the participants in Zoho Show broadcast
  1. Get in sync: Your participant can jump to any of the completed slides and get in sync with the current slide broadcast by clicking the Get in sync button.

    Get in sync with the presenter in Zoho Show broadcast.

Interact during the broadcast

Your participants can ask questions and express their views through the chat panel. 

To interact during the broadcast,
Your participant clicks the Participants  icon on the right panel, types in the questions or comments in the Chat panel (show below) and click enter. All the active participants can view and reply to the questions in the panel.

Chat discussion with the collaborators in Zoho Show broadcast.
The List of participants  icon on the right panel glows to indicate any active chat.

Rejoin the broadcast

If the internet connection is lost during the broadcast session, your participants can easily rejoin. 
To rejoin a broadcast session,
  1. Middle of the session: Your participant can click the broadcast URL link you sent to view the ongoing broadcast screen. 
  1. Network issues (Lost internet connection): Your participant can reload the browser link in their web browser. They can catch up with the slides being presented. 

Request control to present

Collaborators that have been given access to the presentation can present their ideas during the broadcast by requesting control from the presenter. Shared collaborators have an extra button on the right panel to request control.
To request control to present (as a shared collaborators), 
1. Clicks the Request button on the right panel to begin presenting.

Request control of the presentation in Zoho Show broadcast.

2. After being given control, the broadcast screen will change to include additional broadcast screen options, such as view presenter notes, upcoming slides, blackout slides, and much more.

Additional options for the collaborator presenter in Zoho Show broadcast

3. After presenting ideas, click Return to return the control to the main presenter.

Return control from the presentation in Zoho Show broadcast.
The presenter can revoke (take back) control of the presentation from the collaborator during the presentation using the Revoke button on the presenter screen.

Download and save the presentation

As a presenter, you can share your slides with interested participants after your session is complete. Once you have granted permission, your participants can download and save the presentation.
  1. As an MS PowerPoint Presentation (.pptx format).
  2. As a PDF (.pdf format).
  3. Save to Account - Only a Zoho account holder can save the presentation to his/her Zoho Docs folder.
Download options for the participants in Zoho Show broadcast.
Your participants can interact using the Chat panel even after you have finished the presentation. To learn how to interact, click here.

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