- How to Create an Auction with Livestream
- How to Create and Activate a Homepage
- How to Change the Colors on the Homepage
To set up a Livestream for your organization’s auction event, we recommend creating an auction homepage and activating it so you can see how your changes will look to bidders.
Step 1:Create an Auction Homepage by going to event tab>homepages>create a homepage.
Once you’ve created your homepage, make it live by selecting Activate and choosing Now. It will say YES under Active Page when your homepage is live. You can select the View Your Auction button to see what your page looks like to bidders.
Next, you’ll select the Enter Live Studio button to customize your livestream settings.
Step 2: Click on the Enter Live Studio button. When accessing the Live Studio, you will be prompted to choose where you will be streaming your Live Video from. You can skip this step or customize it right away.
The 3 third-party streaming vendors associated with Live Studio are
Step 3: Plug in the URL of the Livestream video you are choosing to host during your auction event.
Once a video URL is plugged in the video information will appear and you can click save & finish
Step 4: Get to know your Live Studio dashboard
Note: The live video that is selected to stream will not be live until the date and time it set for.
The left-side toolbar will redirect you back to the auction manager dashboard.
- Award Items
- Manage Items
The right-side toolbar is where you will make all customizations for how your Livestream will appear.
At the top of the toolbar, you will see 5 tabs.
The 4 out of the 5 tabs will populate once items are published, bids are being placed and donations are being received. The Chat option will function during the Livestream.
Step 5:The Setup Tab is where you will customize your livestream setup. The option on how you would like your fundraising goal bar to display on the livestream is available here.
The Overlay field gives options for your events fundraising goal bar placement on your Livestream video.
The following placement options to choose from are as followed:
- Full bar
- Top placement
- Bottom placement.
Your organization’s logo can appear on the Livestream video, or there is the option to remove it.
The call-to-action field is located right under the logo field.
Here is where the choice to enable or disable call to action buttons appear.
Your organization can select to have the following fields appear on the Livestream page of the auction event.
- View Items
- Suggested Donation Amount
- Display donation in feed
- Display bids in feed
- Allow Comments
- Comments must be manually approved
Enabling this call-to-action button will show a View Items button in the Desktop view of the auction. This button does not currently show in the Auction Mobile Site.
Enabling this call-to-action button will show a Donate button in the Desktop view of the auction. This button does not currently show in the Auction Mobile Site.
Suggested Donation Amount
Enter an amount and the Donate call-to-action button will show the suggested amount and will default to that amount when the bidder selects the button. You must click Apply for the change to take effect.
For instance, if the Suggested Donation Amount is set to $500, the call-to-action button will say “Donate $500”. The bidder does have the ability to change the donation amount before completing the donation.
Display donation in feed
Enable this option if you’d like a Donation tab to show in the Activity Feed so bidders can see donations as they come in.
Display bids in feed
Enable this option if you’d like a Bids tab to show in the Activity Feed so bidders can see bids as they come in.
Enable this option if you’d like a Comments tab to show in the Activity Feed so bidders can see comments and add their own.
Comments must be manually approved
Enable this option if you’d like to approve Comments before they show to bidders. Comments are reviewed and approved from Live Studio in the Chat tab on the right side of Live Studio.
Once the Livestream portion of your event has been customized it’s ready to go live!