A webinar is an online "meeting" in real-time, with attendees logging into a virtual meeting room from any geographical location that has an internet connection with sufficient bandwidth and speed. The attendee must use a younger computer, no more than 2-3 years old, and know enough about it to change certain settings (sound, especially). All users must have a microphone and headset, preferably all-in-one with a USB connection. Speakers may be used but are not recommended due to the risk of annoying feedback.
At USF, the most used solution for hosting webinars is Adobe Connect. Skype for Business is emerging as a platform favored by several faculty. Perhaps under-utilized is BigBlueButton which is part of the Canvas-verse ("Conferences"). All three support phone conferencing.
- Select a Speaker with Audio Setup Wizard
- How to Upload a Powerpoint to Adobe Connect
- Going Full Screen with Powerpoints and Desktop Displays in Adobe Connect
- Webcasting from a “Deep Freeze” computer
- Requirements for Rooms That Receive an Adobe Connect Webinar
- Holding Virtual Office Hours with “BigBlueButton” Conferencing in Canvas
- Learn About “Pods” in an Adobe Connect Meeting
- Layouts in Adobe Connect