Session Room Overview

Know the different features and tools in a session room on CourseNinja.

Updated over a week ago

The Session Room is where you broadcast your presentation and engage with attendees. 🧑‍💻

To get there, find the course you're running on My Courses and click See All Sessions. On the next page, find the upcoming session and click Go to Session Room.

Session Room Settings

As soon as you get to the session room, you'll see the settings window from which you can set up and check your video and audio devices, configure session room settings, as well as test your connection to our servers.

Video and Audio

Microphone - There's a toggle to mute/unmute your mic and a dropdown menu to choose your preferred mic. Use the visual mic meter to make sure it works.

Camera - There's a toggle to disable/enable your camera and a dropdown menu to choose your preferred camera. Use the camera preview to fix your camera angle.

Speakers - Click Test and you'll hear a soundcheck. Make sure you can hear it! We recommend using a noise-cancelling headset. This is especially important when speaking with on-camera attendees or when playing videos during your presentation.

Can't start your broadcast? - Click Reset in case of connection issues and you can get back to where you left off. The session will keep running, and your attendees will remain in the room. If no one is connected to the session on-camera, whether you or your on-camera attendees, for 10 minutes or more, the session ends automatically.

Advanced Settings

Enable chat - Click the toggle to disable the chat area and prevent attendees from sending messages in the session room.

Show attendees count in the attendee page - Click the toggle to hide the number of attendees and registered students.

Allow attendees to request to become presenters - Click to allow requests from attendees to join on camera.

Allow attendees to send me private messages - Click to disable and prevent attendees from sending private messages.

Enable questions - Click to disable and prevent attendees from posting on the questions area.

You can also disable upvoting of questions if you prefer. By upvoting, attendees can bring the most popular questions to your attention. Choose to sort the order of questions by number of votes or chronologically.

"Make these settings default for all of my courses" - Click to save these settings for future sessions.

Test Connection

On the Test Connection tab, click Run Test to check your connection to our servers. It will also check your audio and video devices, as well as the quality of your stream.

You can open the settings window again in the session room by clicking Settings from the left menu.

Video Stream

The video stream is where you can monitor your camera feed and presentations. As soon as you start broadcasting your session, your attendees will see whatever you are showing on the video stream.

Right above the video stream to the right is the status of your connection to our servers.

Next to the signal indicator is the Start Session button, which is grayed out and unavailable until 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Note: Your attendees can start entering the room 10 minutes before the start time and engage in the chat area but they will not see your stream until the session starts.

Underneath the video stream are your camera and mic toggles.

There is also the Reconnect option at the bottom in cases of connectivity issues.

Broadcast Tools

On the left menu are the tools for your live session.

Share Screen

The Share Screen tool allows you to share your entire screen, an individual window, or a specific tab.

You can share audio when sharing your entire screen or a specific tab. This option is not available when sharing an individual window.


You can either choose from your previously uploaded slides or upload a new one.

During the presentation, you will see a preview of each slide. You can also press space or the arrow keys on your keyboard for easy navigation.


You can play previously uploaded videos, YouTube videos, as well as recordings from past sessions.

As a tip, mute your microphone while presenting a video to avoid audio feedback. Note that there's no option to pause/play or scrub through the video.

On-Camera Attendee

From here, you can remove on-camera attendees and/or invite new ones.


With 2 or more feeds in your video stream, you can change the screen layout.

To put one of the smaller streams as the main display, double-click on it. On the other hand, to put one stream on full screen, click the expand icon instead.

To make your screen larger and hide the chat area, click the collapse arrow on the right side of your screen.

Click back on the collapse arrow from the engagement tools menu to expand the chat area.

Engagement Tools

To the right of the video stream are tools to engage with your attendees:


Here you'll find public chat messages for everyone to see, as well as messages sent privately to you by attendees.


Attendees can post their questions here during the session, so they're not buried in the chat area. You can also convert any questions asked in the chat area to move them over to the questions area.

There's also an option for attendees to upvote questions so you can sort them either by popularity or chronologically.


You can see currently online attendees here as well as all registered students. This is updated real-time.


Upload documents for your attendees to download. You can make it available manually or set a timer when you want it to appear automatically during the session.


Like handouts, polls can be made available manually or set a timer for it to appear automatically. You can choose to show the number of voters or percentage only.

Finally, when you're ready to stop the broadcast, click End Session.

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