Presenters guide

Giving your Live Presentation

The Live Presentation component is being delivered using Big Blue Button (BBB). There will be some training on this tool, but in reality you should need none as we have automated the key aspects and will have a facilitator on hand to assist you as well.

Big Blue Button Test Space (Sandpit)

If you would feel more comfortable after playing in BBB we have set up a sandpit where presenters are encouraged to go, play, experiment and test out the BBB functionality to ensure they have all that they need to run their sessions on the day. To access these rooms just click on one of the two Training Room Sandpits.

Setting Up before the Day

Upload your Presentation Early

Please upload your presentation to your course area well before your session so that our staff can help out if there are any issues.

We recommend that you use PDF files. Other presentation files may work, but there might be some loss of font or layout.

Download the Plugin

You will also need to install the JAVA plugin for your browser if you want to use screen sharing within BBB.

We are asking all Presenters to download this ASAP.

Presenting on The Day

    We have set up the following process that we would appreciate presenters adhering to in order to facilitate the smooth running of the conference.

    Enter the room at least 15 minutes early. 
    A Facilitator will be there from 15 minutes before your start time to help you out. This early time can be used in making sure your presentation is uploaded and showing you the basics of navigating your slides. For most, this will be all the training needed. You can also tell our Facilitators any special requests you may have so we can facilitate them for you.

    Sessions should be around 45 minutes.
    While we have allocated 60 minutes between slots, this has been misunderstood as an expectation of 60 minute sessions. This is not the case. The 60 minute time slots allow for gaps between sessions for for longer Q&A's for those doing more detailed How To sessions. The average session should be around 45 minutes in length. Our Facilitators in the room will send you a Private Message, not seen by the audience, to help keep you on time. 

    Answering questions at the end of your session
    We have set aside time at the end of each session for questions and answers, otherwise known as Q & A. How you can do this is up to you. BBB allows presenters to pass around a microphone, turn on webcams or use text base chat. Our facilitators will be on hand to, well, facilitate these sessions using the tools that you would prefer.

    Just relax and enjoy yourself!
    Our facilitators are on hand to make sure things run smoothly. If you have your presentation uploaded and you've turned up early for testing and pointers, then the session should just run smoothly. Remember, you can ask us for help at any time during the session and use us as your second "pair of hands" to keep things moving.