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.
- Does your Adobe Connect Meeting have phone (audio) conferencing?
- Start an Adobe Connect Meeting with Phone Conferencing
- Logging Into Adobe Connect for the First Time
- Set Up Phone Conferencing, one-time only
- New to Adobe Connect: PHONE CONFERENCING!
- Webcasting with C920 webcam and MOVO conference room microphone
- Select a Speaker with Audio Setup Wizard
- How to Upload a Powerpoint to Adobe Connect