Before going live, speakers can add videos, audio files, slide decks, offers and downloadable handouts to their webinars, so that they can easily trigger these features mid-presentation.
To add content to your webinar, start by logging into your BigMarker channel, then navigating to your chosen webinar. Select the Manage Webinar tab.
Scroll down, then find the Pre-Load menu on the left-hand side of the page. Use these menu options to upload offers, files and videos, handouts and polls to your presentation.
Pre-Load Pop-Up Offers
Select Pre-Load Pop-up Offers from the menu above, then click the blue Add Offers button. This leads to an editor in which you can enter the teaser, headline, CTA button text and links, as well as assign colors, that will appear in the pop-up offer. These offers appear as full-screen pop ups to attendees. Presenters can distribute them at any point during the session.
For any offers, you have 3 selections to save the offer as:
1) Save this offer to all webinars hosted by this channel: save this offer for all events on your channel
2) Auto append BMID to button link for tracking: use your own custom code to track and identify users clicking on your offers by their BigMarker ID.
3) Auto share offer when webinar open: Automatically share the offer when the webinar starts.
Below is an example of a completed pop-up offer.
Pre-Load Files and Videos
Select Pre-Load Files and Videos from the Pre-Load menu, then upload your desired file. Note that users can only pre-load files and videos prior to the webinar's scheduled start time. To add content after the start time, you can upload content directly to the presentation while you are in the webinar room.
To pre-load a new slide deck, select Upload New File, then upload your presentation (we strongly recommend PDF, as this ensures maximum compatibility across browsers). For slide decks, you are able to upload up to 500mb per file size.
To pre-load a new video, select Add Video, then upload a .mp4 video or paste links to an already published .mp4 file or Youtube video using the dropdown seen below.
To pre-load a new audio file, select Add Audio, then upload a .wav file in the pop-up that appears. Note that we only support .wav audio files at this time.
Handouts are downloadable documents used to enhance audience comprehension or summarize the presentation. Hosts can distribute handouts at any time during the presentation. To add a handout, select Pre-Load Handouts from the Pre-Load menu, then select the blue Add Handouts button.
In the pop-up that appears, upload your handouts. Handouts can shared with attendees as files (the attendee downloads a PDF) or as links (the attendee clicks a link to access the handout).
Choose your preferred sharing format by selecting Share a File or Share a Link.
If you're sharing your handout as a file, upload your handout in the provided box, then enter a title and upload a small icon in the prompts that follow.
You can set your handouts to be downloadable and viewable on the webinar landing page, or auto-share with attendees when the webinar begins. When auto-sharing handouts with attendees, you are able to view who shared handouts during the event that were not auto-shared. After the webinar ends, you can view who shared the handouts in the Handouts section.
If you're sharing your handout as a link, enter the name and link of your desired handout in the respective prompts.
If you want your handout to open in a new window, check Open link in iframe popup. If this is left unchecked, attendees may inadvertently leave the live webinar room when they click the handout link.
Upload an icon and save.
Hosts can poll their audiences at any time during the session to learn more about their viewers' marketing needs or check their understanding. Polls appear as full-screen pop-ups to attendees, who must answer the question before exiting the pop-up.
To pre-load a poll, select Pre-Load Polls from the menu above, then create your poll question in the pop-up that appears. Enter your question in the first text box, with up to six response options in the rows that follow.
Underneath the response option prompts, select whether your audience can provide one answer or several.