How to set up your live stage in the b2match system via embed code
1. Choose the streaming provider you will use
There is a large variety of streaming providers on the market. b2match has been tested and has been involved in organizing events with the providers below.
Vimeo live stream is available with a Premium Vimeo account, in which you need to create a live event, set it to private (if you want to test it in advance), configure how the widget will look like on the b2match website and decide whether the stream will be received through RTMP or camera.
Live stream with Vimeo
Create your event, go to your Restream Dashboard and copy your 'Stream Key' and your 'RTPM URL'.
How to live stream to your website
YouTube live stream is free of charge. You need to create a YouTube account and request the live permission. It takes 24 hours to activate your account for live streaming. Once activated, you can go live instantly.
Live stream on YouTube
2. Create a virtual live stage in the b2match organizer tool
Imagine stepping into a large virtual conference hall and looking for the right stage to see the presentations you're interested in. Labeling the stages will really help differentiate them, hence the need to create a new location in the system. Go to Agenda - Location and click on Add Location.
Tick This location is a virtual live stage and Embed code.
Add your stream URL from the streaming platform you are using in the Video Embed Code field (see Setting up a live stage in your streaming provider part of this article).
3. Assign the sessions which should be broadcasted to the live stage location
You've created your stage, now you need to define the schedule for it. Create the sessions in Agenda (if you haven't created them already), assign the Live Stage location for it, and check Live Stage in Settings.
1 - go to Agenda and pick the session from the agenda which will become your live stream session and click on Edit. If you don't have a session yet, create a regular session.
Pick the location you've set for your live stage in the session info - Location.
Then, you will have to add the Live Stage component to the event website by using Event Navigation.
In case there are parallel sessions, the participants are able to switch the session they want to view by selecting it from the dropdown menu on the Live stage page on the website.
In case you want to have each live stream on a separate page, you need to configure it in the Event Navigation and define which live location will be shown on the page.
4. Test it and check how participants will see it
The organizer can decide on one of the options below.
- only registered and validated participants are able to view the live stage page and take part in it. Therefore as soon as the participant is registered, validated, has chosen the live stage sessions to be part of their agenda, the Live stage page will be displayed at the top of the menu. This is the default setting.
2. the Live stage page and its content is public, therefore no registration to the event is needed.
Let us know if this is the way you're planning your live stage.
The chat function
Engage your audience with the Q&A chat, which you as organizer are able to moderate.
Organizers are also able to participate in the chat and can also delete participant messages.
Participants need to click on Join discussion in order to participate in the chat.
We can integrate Slido for Q&As and polls (subject to additional charges).