- [Instructor] Once the webinar add-on has been enabled on your Zoom account, you can start scheduling webinars. You'll find the process is pretty similar to scheduling a Zoom meeting. I've signed into my account on the Zoom website, and here I'll select Webinars. You'll be able to see any webinars you've currently scheduled, I don't have any at this point, but I can click Schedule a Webinar to do so. Start by giving your webinar a descriptive name so your attendees know what it's about when they see it on their calendars. For example, maybe I'm presenting a seminar on strategies for working remotely. And in the description field, you can add a brief overview of what the webinar is going to cover and who may want to attend. Next, choose the date, time, and duration of your webinar. I'll leave it set to an hour. And be sure to select the correct time zone as well. You can check recurring webinar if this is going to be a continuing series of events. And then you can specify how often it repeats and until when I'll leave that unchecked in this case. Next is registration. If you don't want to require registration, then anyone with the address of the webinar will be able to join it without signing up in advance. And this is fine if you're not concerned about too many people attending, or knowing ahead of time who plans on being in the webinar. If you do check required, the people you send the webinar invite to will be required to fill out a short registration form before they get the link to join your webinar. Requiring registration lets you collect the names, email addresses, and other information of the people attending your webinar. After setting up your webinar invitation, you'll also have the option to either automatically approve the people who register, or you can manually approve each attendee individually. Also, note that if you're setting up a recurring webinar, then you'll see options to determine whether attendees need to register once and attend any of the occurrences of the webinar, or if they need to register for each occurrence, or if they can choose to attend one or more of the occurrences. I'm going to uncheck recurring again in this case. Next, you can require a password to join the webinar. You can see if there's a default password here, but you can change it to anything you like. And it will be included in the invitation you send out. Now as I mentioned earlier, attendees are not able to enable their cameras, or microphones during webinars, but the host and anyone you specify as a panelist can. So this video option here just determines whether the webinar will start with your camera on or off. The host can always turn their camera on or off during the webinar at any time. So for example, if as the host, you want to connect to the webinar, but not appear on camera until you're ready to start your presentation, you can leave off selected here. But if you leave the panelists video set to off here, they won't be able to turn on their cameras unless you as the host allow it during the webinar. I generally like to leave this on, so I don't have to remember to do that during the webinar. And I'll talk more about designating panelists in an upcoming movie. Next, we have the usual audio options. In most cases, you'll probably want to allow attendees to connect either by telephone or their computers audio, so I'll leave both selected. And below that, we have the webinar specific options, and you can determine which of these you want to enable. Q&A enables the question and answer panel in the webinar, so attendees can type their questions for the host or panelists. Since attendees can enable their own audio, this is the only way you'll be able to field questions during the webinar, unless you enable audio for the attendees. The practice session option allows you and any panelists to log into the webinar and make sure everyone is familiarized with the controls and options before the actual webinar takes place. We'll take a look at the practice session in its own upcoming movie. Next, we have only authenticated users can join. This means that only people who have Zoom accounts, and have signed into those accounts can join the webinar if you have this option checked. The webinar on-demand option makes the webinar available for people to watch later if they can't attend the webinar in real time, or if they want to watch it again later. Notice when I check this option, the record webinar automatically option gets checked too. So the webinar will be recorded as soon as you start it. But with the on-demand option selected, I can only choose in the cloud as the location for the recording to be saved, because it needs to be hosted online in order for people to watch it. You can still record your webinars without making them on-demand. In which case you do have the option of saving the recording to your computer instead of to the cloud. I'm just going to uncheck that for now. And lastly, here we have the alternative host option. This is optional, but you can designate the email address of another person who will be granted host permissions if you can start the webinar yourself, or if you have to leave during the webinar. All right, I'll click Schedule. And now my webinar has been scheduled. On this page, I can see the details and the options I selected. Down here at the bottom, I can look under invitations. And here next to invite attendees, I can send out the invitations in the same way I send out Zoom meeting invitations. And again, I'll talk more about setting up panelists in another movie. Under the Q&A tab, you can set your preferences for how the Q&A panel will work, for example, if you want to allow or not allow anonymous questions, and whether you want attendees to be able to see answered questions only or all questions. And we can change these settings by clicking Edit here. Now if you choose all questions, you can allow attendees to vote and comment on questions, which can help you as the host see which questions are the most important to the attendees. This is also where you can set up polls prior to your webinar. And we looked at setting up polls earlier in the course. All right, so that's how to schedule a Zoom webinar.
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