The Virtual Control Panel provides two tools for monitoring bids and donations in real time. "Shout-outs" are posted automatically in the Chat feed seen by everyone - but the Bid/Donation History (visible to your team only) should be used to monitor activity - as results there will always display in the order placed (most recent at the top).
Note: Your team can place Proxy bids/donations on Virtual items from the Auction Tasks screen while your virtual event is active (not offline). Premium subscribers can place proxy bids/donations on current items from the Virtual Control Panel. Be aware that animations (floaters) and chat notifications will not display for proxy bids except when placed on the Current (active) item.
Bidding and Awarding Live Items:
Display screens are updated each time a bid is placed or a donation made. If you need to cancel a bid, click on the red x next to a bid.
When you're ready to award the winner - click on the Award winner button. Be aware that the Award Winner button will always award the item to the highest bidder - so best practice is to click on the Award button BEFORE calling out the winner's name in case a last second bid arrives between the time you've called it and the winner awarded.
A carousel of images displays your lineup of items - use the"next" button to advance to the next item (or click on "manage items" button if you need to rearrange the order on the fly).
New: Items can be double-sold (awarded to multiple buyers) from the Control Panel as long as sufficient quantity is available.