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Informational page about library webinars.

Definitions and Terms

What Is a Webinar?

A webinar is an online presentation that is conducted live (in real-time). 

Webinar Steps:

  • Register for the event
  • Check your email to confirm event registration
  • Look for a reminder email a few hours before the event
  • Enter the event using the link in the reminder email

Tips for Success:

  • Stay connected to your university email. If there are issues with the session, this is the only way we have to contact you.
  • Check your spam/junk folder. Sometimes our automated emails divert there.
  • Make sure your computer has working speakers.
  • Enter the event 5-10 minutes early to make sure you don't run into any access issues.

What Can I Expect in the Live Session?

Library webinars have the following attributes:

  • Pre-session soundchecks

Attendees are typically asked to type in the chatbox if they can hear the presenter during the soundcheck before the session begins.

  • A brief orientation to the virtual meeting room features

We show you how to dial into the meeting room if your speakers aren't working properly, mute your microphone, and access the chat features.

  • Screen shares or presentations

Sessions may involve a presentation created in Google Slides, a screen share from the librarian's computer, or a combination of the two.

  • Recordings

All sessions are recorded. The audio, presentation, and chatbox correspondence are all preserved as part of the recording.

  • Q&A

Attendees can ask questions through the chatbox during a session, but the presenter may miss questions during a screen share. Attendees are given an opportunity to ask questions through the chat box at the end of the presentation, and the presenter reviews and addresses chat questions posted there throughout the session.

  • Follow up correspondence

Check your inbox for a follow-up email the day after the session takes place. This email will include a link to the recording and a link to a survey about the session. If you do not have this email within two business days after the session, please also check your spam folder. All registered attendees receive this information, even if you couldn't attend the live session.