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An organizer has a GoToWebinar account and schedules, starts, manages and ends a session. An organizer can also designate other attendees to be organizers or panelists. Once a session starts, the scheduling organizer is the default presenter and may either begin presenting or pass the presenter controls to another organizer or panelist.
An organizer can add co-organizers to their sessions, allowing them to have access to some organizer tools and features and to help with facilitating sessions. Although co-organizers can access all the same in-session features as the organizer, they can only start webinars on the organizer's behalf if they are members of the organizer's same GoToWebinar account. They also do not have access to post-session features like reporting, archiving recordings, and follow-up emails.
A panelist is a person who presents and/or answers questions assigned to him or her during a session. A panelist can be given the presenter controls at any time during the session and is able to speak on the conference call by default. Panelists do not need to have GoToWebinar accounts to participate in web events.
A presenter is the person who is presenting their screen to the audience. The GoToWebinar organizer is always designated as the initial presenter. The presenter role can then be passed to another organizer, panelist or attendee.
Presenters can show their complete desktops, a clean screen (with no icons or taskbar) or a specific application window to the audience. Presenters may choose to pause Screen Sharing at any time. Presenters may give other organizers or panelists the ability to control their keyboard and mouse.
An attendee is someone who can view the presenter's screen but is initially muted on the conference call to minimize background noises that would detract from the presentation. If you're using integrated audio conferencing, the organizer can unmute up to 25 participants (including panelists and other organizers), whether they're using telephone or Mic & Speakers (VoIP). If additional attendees need to speak, a corresponding number of unmuted participants will first need to be muted (only 25 participants may be unmuted at any time). You can also make an attendee a panelist so that they may speak during the session.
Attendees do not need to have GoToWebinar account to participate in web events.
When using integrated audio conferencing, up to 25 participants can be unmuted and speak on the call at any one time.