EventBuilder Software Glossary

version 2, release 1 Updated July 3, 2019

NOTE: To aid clarity, please note that we've made two formatting choices (fonts and categorization):

  • Bold text represents our official language, but other terms are included for the sake of clarity.
  • Categories include Roles, software; Roles, general reference; Software, features; Software, non-features; Software, commercial language.

Roles, software

  • Administrator - May use all functions within a Portal including assigning Roles to all Users.
  • Organizer - May create, edit anything on a Portal; may act as Moderator or Presenter.
  • Moderator - May use any In-Event features (e.g., Start/Stop, Managing Questions, Posting Files, etc.); may act as Presenter. Non-Users may be given Guest Moderator access on a per-event basis.
  • Presenter - May use any In-Event features except Start/Stop. Non-Users may be given Guest Presenter access on a per-event basis.

Roles, general reference

  • Attendee - Invitee or Registrant who joins an Event, live or on-demand.
  • Audience - Alternative for a) Attendees or B) intended Invitees.
  • Invitee - Someone who has been invited to register or attend an Event.
  • Guest - Any Presenter or Moderator who is not otherwise a User.
  • Non-Attendee - Someone who registered but did not attend.
  • Participant - Generically, any role in an Event.
  • Presentation Team - All Users and Guests involved in delivering a live event.
  • Registrant - Someone who has registered (RSVP’d).
  • User - Any User of EventBuilder software with allocated Role and permissions; Users are subject to EventBuilder Terms of Service.

Software, features

  • Admin Report - See "Reports."
  • Attachments - See "Files."
  • Bot - See "EventBuilder Bot."
  • Downloads - See “Files” under “Engagement Tools.”
  • Engagement Tools - Features that enable Registrant/Attendee interaction.
    • Disclaimer - Informational text displayed during the registration process.
    • Opt-In - Option to require agreement via a checkbox, e.g., “I agree to read the report in advance of the class,” “I understand this event is being recorded."
    • Files  Documents made available to Attendees before, during, or after any Event; may be any file type.
    • Handout - See “Files.”
    • Handraise - Attendee ability to raise/lower a "hand" indicator to be seen by the Presentation Team.
    • Poll - Multiple-choice Question (see “Questions”) with two or more possible answers; may be single- or multi-select.
    • Registration Questions - Questions used on a Registration Page (see “Questions”).
    • Survey - Use of multiple Questions (see “Questions”); may use any Question Type, usually more than one at a time; may be used End-of-Event, or Post-Event.
    • Questions - Any query of Invitees, Registrants, Attendees, or Non-Attendees, available in any form at any time.
      • Question Bank - Database-driven repository of Questions for use/re-use in Templates and/or Events.
      • Question Name - Internally-facing short designation given to identify a question that makes it easier to see, manage, and report on. e.g., Question: "What is your title?" Internally-facing designation: 'Title"
      • Question Text - Question as will be seen by the Audience.
      • Question Type - The form of the question (e.g., Checkbox, Dropdown, Radio Button, Textbox)
  • EventBuilder Bot - Robot that joins your Live Event that enables EventBuilder software to make Recordings, create Streams, and gather intelligence for Reports.
  • EventBuilder Console - Features accessible to Users when managing, presenting, or moderating an event.
  • EventBuilder Gateway - Previous name for Portal. See "Portal."
  • EventBuilder Stream - Playing audio, data, or video immediately as it is received from the rather than storing it in a file on the receiving computer first.
  • Event page - See “Registration Page” under “Pages.”
  • Files - Any file (e.g., presentation slides, images, documents) available for distribution before, during, or after event. See “Engagement Tools."
  • Gateway - Previous EventBuilder software version's name for Portal. See "Portal."
  • Handouts - See “Files” under “Engagement Tools.”
  • Hold Image, Opening/Closing - Ability to upload an image to show to Attendees at the beginning or end of a Streaming Mode Event.
  • Hold Music - Ability to upload/play MP3 file while Attendees are waiting for a Streaming Mode Event to begin.
  • Intelligence - Data, information, and/or knowledge captured for Reports.
  • Listing Page - See "Pages."
  • Pages - Any page that may be shared publicly.
    • Custom Page - Fully customizable web page; includes a text editor.
    • Listing Page - An index (list) of Registration Pages for any past or future Event; allows Audience to register for multiple events at once. 
    • Registration Page - Individual Event page with Event description used for Audience registration.
    • Search Page - A search-enabled Listing Page
  • Portal - Instance of EventBuilder software that exists at a single domain (e.g., yourcompanyname.eventbuilder.com); previously referred to as EventBuilder Gateway.
  • Poll - See “Engagement Tools.”
  • Registration Page - See "Pages."
  • Reports - Intelligence available by Role for one, multiple, or all Events, delivered via Excel file or web viewer.
    • Reports by Role - Intelligence for one, multiple, or all Events that are accessible by Role type.
      • Administrator Reports - Portal-wide Summary of Events, Registrant Summary, User Summary. 
      • Organizer Reports - Summary of Events, Registrant Summary, Attendance Summary.
    • Report Types  
      • Attendee Report - Attendee connection data.
      • Multiple Event Summary Report - Snapshot of selected Events' Registrants, Attendees, and Recording Views.
      • Registrant Report - Detailed Registrant data displayed in a per-Registrant/per-Event format. Includes all responses to Questions.
      • Q&A Report - Live Event question and answer log.
  • Role - A User on a Portal. (See "Roles, Software")
  • Stream - See “EventBuilder Stream.”
  • Streaming - Playing audio, data, or video immediately as it is received from the rather than storing it in a file on the receiving computer first.
  • Survey - See “Engagement Tools - Questions”
  • Tag - Identifier assigned to an Event used to display on one or more Listing Pages. Can also be used as an additional filter when pulling Reports.
  • Template - Foundation for Administrators and Organizers to set and control the layout, style, branding, and functionality of events.

Software, non-features

  • Button - What a User clicks on to take a defined action.
  • Event - Any instance of content for Attendee consumption, live or on-demand.
  • Instance - A distinct occurrence of something (e.g., a single Event as one of multiple Events).
  • Login - Noun, location to enter credentials (distinct from “log in").
  • Log in -- Verb, action of entering credentials.
  • Modes - Modes are the use-cases supported by EventBuilder.  Learn more about Modes
    • Webinar Mode - Add Registration Pages and Listing Pages, automated cloud-based recording and sharing, and robust Reports to Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business.
    • Streaming Mode - Using EventBuilder’s Attendee Console: Browser-based/no download required, desktop sharing, polls/interactions, “see” your attendees in realtime, present from Microsoft Teams/Skype for Business.
    • Simulated-Live Mode - Play pre-recorded content while interacting with your audience in real-time with Engagement Tools.
    • On-Demand Mode - Add Registration, survey Questions, and Files to webinar Recordings and/or your own uploaded video content.
  • Multiple Events - More than one Event, not necessarily of the same type.
  • Navigation - A set of links or buttons (e.g., “navigation at the bottom of the page” or “left-hand navigation."
  • Session - Synonymous with Event.
  • Tile - Dashboard pane displaying data snapshots.
  • Timing, Live Events
    • Pre-Event - Before the Live Event.
    • Day of Event
      • Pre-Conference - Private session for the Presentation team to prepare for Event and access all technologies. 
      • Live Event - Time when Participants are streaming content. 
    • Post-Event - After the Live Event.
  • View - In-software interfaces; Users can access from the left navigation. 

Software, commercial language

  • Software as a Service
    • EventBuilder Free Version - Add registration to Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business. (Registrants limited to 25 per event)
    • EventBuilder Essential - All Free Version features plus Recording, Hosting, Unlimited Registrants. (Hosting of recordings limited to 30 days)
    • EventBuilder Pro - All Essential features plus Advanced Security, Unlimited Hosting. (Hosting recordings is for the duration of the subscription.) Also includes Source Tracking, Certificate Generator, Templates/Outlook Scheduling, Attachments on Registration pages.
    • EventBuilder Suite - All Pro features plus integration with Microsoft Teams, additional Modes, Listing Pages, advanced Program Management features, Registration for Skype Meeting Broadcast. Modes include: Streaming, Simulated-Live, and On-Demand; advanced Program Management features include Portal-Wide Reports, Upload/Replace Recordings, Hold Music, and more.
    • EventBuilder Enterprise - Customized packages that may include custom integrations, scaled for larger organizations, and/or specialized training or services.
    • To see how these options compare side by side, visit our pricing page.
  • Other
    • Active Software/Canceled Software - Status of recurring purchase (e.g., subscription) a customer or has or has had.
    • Product - A deliverable not fulfilled via human labor; may include software, books or ebooks, recordings, guides, etc.
    • Software - EventBuilder technology, including, but not limited to: software as a service, applications, extensions, and add-ins, whether on a computer or in the cloud.
    • Service/Services - A deliverable fulfilled via labor; may include program or event management, training, consulting.