Prevent participants from un-muting
It would be great if the organiser could mute other / all participants and lock the mute in place so those locked cannot unmute themselves. Probably could do with the same for video and sharing.
Yes, this is similar to running a Live Event, but with the added benefit that the organiser could allow others to speak, share, etc. as needed, but those participants could not force themselves on everyone else.
David Jean commented
Participants should only be allowed to mute/unmute themselves unless given permission to do otherwise. Organizers should have full control to mute / unmute ALL, join and checkin for each breakout room, etc.
Definitely need this feature! How teachers could manage their classrooms without this is beyond me. It'd be useful for adults, too, though!
prevent other participants taking control
Patrick Donigain commented
Every single meeting I have been in with our sales teams gets interrupted because someone is in a noisy environment and they are unmuted. This is causing us to look elsewhere for our webinar needs. Live events is too complex. Force mute all is a simple additional setting. If this issue is causing us to look elsewhere I am sure there are many others who are going to be looking elsewhere.
We have a lot of use cases for this. Using live events for small groups is not ideal since you need a producer.
omar bshara commented
it is highly needed and most of similar support this feature
The new roles functionality allows a presenter to stop attendees from taking control... which is brilliant. If this role based approach could allow presenters to mute and lock attendees as well it would be perfect!
Danil Dintsis commented
We strongly need the feature. Students can mute a lecturer for example!
Brilliant... we would love a light weight "Live Event" which allowed moderated interaction with participants. Allowing just the meeting organiser to mute / unmute participants is crucial for this to work. The other thing would be to prevent other participants taking control.