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Essentials for Running a Zoom Webinar

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Effective immediately in response to COVID-19, most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

In advance of each session, Tech Training will provide you with a Zoom link to your class, along with any required class materials.

A Zoom webinar is designed for hosts and panelists to present to view-only attendees. In this session, we cover best practices for setting up a webinar, using a registration form, setting up polls, and interacting with participants using the Q&A.

This session for Zoom webinar beginners discusses and describes various key features used for conducting effective webinars.

Topics covered in this session include:

  • Overview – Differences between a Zoom meeting and webinar
  • Scheduling a Webinar
  • Webinar registration form
  • Tips for conducting and interacting in a meeting
  • The Webinar practice session
  • Setting up Polls
  • Setting up and using the Q&A
  • The different roles in a Webinar (Host / Co-Host / Panelist / Attendee)

University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students, and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees, including Stanford Health Care, Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, Stanford Medicine Partners, and Stanford Medicine Children's Health. A valid SUNet ID is needed to enroll in a class.