There are a couple of ways you can go about rehearsing for your webinar session before the webinar start date/time.
1) Copying/Duplicating the Event
The best option to test everything out before the event – i.e. go live to start the recording, share the Video Materials, Presentation, Handouts, Polls or Featured Actions, etc. – is to copy/duplicate the event. This will duplicate the exact event with all the resources, Presentation Materials, Handouts, Polls, etc.
You can create a test session in the duplicated event and run it without attendees. Once you are done testing the duplicate event, you can archive/delete it.
2) Join the main session 24 hours before
You can join the webinar room 24 hours before the event's start date/time without going live before the main session. From there, you'll be able to take a look around the webinar room to make sure everything is uploaded correctly. To get started, click on Join Room.
Keep in mind:
Do not hit the Start Session button as this will start the recording automatically and the session will disappear once the webinar ends. Attendees will not be able to join the session at the scheduled time.
Do not share the Featured Actions, Handouts, or Polls while you are testing the event. If you share them in advance, they will be already visible in the room when attendees join.
If you share Presentation Materials, be sure to scroll the presentations back to the first slide and set any videos to play from the beginning. Otherwise, any videos and slides would play from where you left them in the test session.
3) Create another session for the main event
You can test out the event, but instead of joining the main webinar session, you can create another session under the same event for an earlier date and time.
Once you've tested everything out, you can cancel the test session.
Note: When you add a test session to the main event, the session will appear on the Registration page and potential registrants will be able to sign up for the test session.