You can think of the Participants panel as your "control center" for conducting a session. It is from here that you manage Participants by granting and revoking their permissions, inviting or removing Participants to or from the session, sending them to breakout rooms, and getting their input through polling. The Participants panel is also the place where you and other Participants can access user profiles and activity indicators. A complete list of Moderator and Participant capabilities is provided in the table at the end of this article.

Your name appears at the top of the Participants panel in the Status area as well as in the Participants list below it. In the Participants list, all the Moderators in the session are displayed in alphabetical order at the top of the list (above the horizontal rule), followed by all the Participants, who are also listed in alphabetical order.

Interact with Participants

Your name appears at the top of the Participants panel in the Status area as well as in the Participants list below it. In both places you will see information about your permissions, your current activity and your profile.

The difference in the Moderator and Participant view is the Moderator has the ability to clear the Polling results. Additionally the Moderator has control over global and individual permissions and the ability to lower all raised hands.

participant raise hand

As a Moderator, you can use all the available Participant panel features. Participants can use only a subset of the features. In the table below, checkmarks indicate which functions can be used by Moderators and which can be used by Participants.