I always start my sessions in practice mode. When hosting a webinar, other staff and presenters join me 20-30 minutes in advance to discuss final details, verify flow, do sound checks, etc. Then about 5 minutes prior, we hit START and share visuals with PowerPoint title slide displaying, then START BROADCAST to open audio.
However, the organizer email links go directly to START mode. Why is this? Or why doesn't it ask and let host choose?
When I set co-hosts from my license group, I have to caution them NOT to use their email links in case they arrive before me, starting the webinar when I intended to begin in practice mode, but only come in from their account login. I find it inefficient as I can always move forward in to START mode if I wish. But I cannot go backwards into practice mode . So why not always begin a session in PRACTICE - or give a choice?
The big difference is that - while in practice mode - other staff and I can share visuals and discuss the slides, flow, handout, without attendees seeing anything as the session is not yet open to them.
Is there any way to change this in account configuration? Any hope we could add it to a wish list?