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Essentials for Running a Zoom Webinar

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Most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

Before each sesson, Tech Training will provide a Zoom link for live online classes, 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)
David Casuto

David Casuto is a 20-year veteran in the fields of software training, curriculum design, and training facilitation.

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University IT Technology Training sessions are available to a wide range of participants, including Stanford University staff, faculty, students, and employees of Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, such as Stanford Health Care, Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, Stanford Medicine Partners, and Stanford Medicine Children's Health.

Additionally, some of these programs are open to interested individuals not affiliated with Stanford, allowing for broader community engagement and learning opportunities.