Simulated-Live Event Guide

Last updated:July 6, 2020

Our Suite-level subscribers can create Simulated-Live Events with EventBuilder. Simulated-Live Events are a great way to play pre-recorded content while interacting with Attendees in real time with EventBuilder's Engagement Tools. 

Upload Recording

Navigate to the 'Files' section on your Dashboard, and select 'Upload Files.'

Screenshot: File upload area.
Note: Supported file type: MP4


After uploading your Event recording, navigate to 'Events' and select 'Create New Event.' Choose how you would like to create your Event: from Scratch, or from a Template.
Note: Create from Outlook, or e-pub, is not supported for Simulated-Live Events.

On the Schedule step, select 'Simulated-Live Webinar' 

Screenshot: Mode selection, with Simulated-Live Webinar circled. Transcript: What type of event would you like this to be?

Once 'Simulated-Live Webinar' is chosen, the field below Registration Layout options changes to 'Recording:'

Screenshot of Simulated-Live Setup, with 'Recording' field highlighted.Click 'Browse,' and the 'Select File' dialog will appear. Click 'Select' next to the recording you wish to add to your Event. After the recording has been uploaded, your Event build will continue as expected. 

Note: When creating a Simulated-Live Event, the system will automatically schedule your Event for the duration of the uploaded recording. Organizers should plan for the length of time they would like Attendees to stay connected to their Event. Set the length of your Event in the 'Event Duration' field. 

Conducting a Simulated-Live Event

Simulated-Live Events utilize EventBuilder's Streaming Console. Organizers and/or Moderators can log into the Moderator Console 30 minutes prior to the Event start time and test for connection and other technical considerations. A few things to note for the time of the Live Event:

  • Simulated-Live Events will start playing right at the scheduled start time unless any delays have been added from the live Moderator Console.
  • Simulated-Live Events do not allow for 2-way audio. Attendees can only communicate via live chat, polls, or the raised hand feature.
  • The "Closing Hold Image" found on the Communicate step of the Event build will be displayed once the recording ends, and will display until the scheduled end time.
  • You may customize the 'Closing Hold Image' to suit your Event needs and provide additional instructions for Attendees once the recording has ended but the Event is still 'live.'
  • The Simulated-Live Event will end at the scheduled stop time unless an extend has been added from the Moderator Console. 
To learn more about the Moderator Console, see our Streaming Console Guide.


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