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How do I upload files to a conference as a presenter?

As a presenter, you can add individual documents or presentations to a conference. You can also upload multiple files and show different files during the presentation.

Moderators are most often the presenter, but presenters can also be participants who are invited to be a presenter, such as a participant invited to be a guest speaker. Moderators can allow any participant to be a presenter at any time.

Note: File uploads should be PDF files. However, BigBlueButton converts Word documents or PowerPoint presentations to a PDF file. If your presentation has animations (visual or audio), they will not be converted.

Upload File

Upload File

Click the Upload icon.

Select File

Select File

Click the Select File button.

Note: For best results, upload a PDF file or an office document (Microsoft Word or PowerPoint).

Open File

Open File

Select the file you want to upload [1]. Click the Open button [2].

Upload File

Upload File

Verify you have selected the file you want to upload [1]. Click the Upload button [2].

Note: You can only upload one file at a time. Repeat these steps to upload additional files.

View File

View File

In the Presentation panel, view your file. As a presenter, you have several options for your presentation.

  • To add another file to your presentation, click the Upload icon [1].
  • To start a poll and gather feedback in your presentation, click the Start a Poll icon [2].
  • To advance or back up your presentation, click the arrow keys [4]. The number between the keys indicates the number of slides in your presentation.
  • To increase the viewing size of your presentation, use your mouse to drag the triangle along the percentage scale [5].
  • To make your presentation fit to the width of the viewing window (height will remain proportionate), click the fit to width icon [6].
  • To make your presentation fit the entire page within the viewing window, click the fit to page icon [7].
  • To show the whiteboard tools [7], hover your mouse over the presentation.

Show Different File

Show Different File

If you have uploaded multiple files and want to show a different file or presentation, in the Files window, click the Show button.

Delete File

Delete File

To delete a file, click the Delete button.

Note: You cannot delete the default.pdf file, which is the welcome page for the conference.