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Getting Started: Self Service

Last updated October 15, 2018

This article takes a look at how to create your first webinar within the WorkCast platform. As a self service client, you have the ability to create a live event, upload a PowerPoint presentation (which will be broadcast to your audience), and have presenters dial in to a phone bridge or use a computer microphone. This audio is broadcast with your presentation slides and heard by your audience through their computer speakers.

Main Event Structure:

  1. Creating your Event
  2. Creating your Presentation
  3. Before your Event
  4. Running your Event
  5. Post Event

Step 1: Creating your Event

The following video will guide you through how to create your first webinar. 

 
 

For written instructions please click here

2. Creating your Presentation

It is important to follow our PowerPoint creation and upload guide:
https://insite.workcast.com/powerpoint-in-the-workcast-platform

  • You can upload a PowerPoint Presentation for your event to The WorkCast Platform.
  • Presentation slides should be added as .pptx format - the platform does not accept PDF files.
  • Embed all content and do NOT include hyperlinks.

3. Before your Event

Prior to the event day, it is worth ensuring you have a rehearsal with any presenters who are taking part in order to ensure everyone knows their role during the event.

Presenter login details

Once you have added your presenter to your event you can send them their login details directly from the WorkCast Platform.  Simply click on the 'Email Login Details' button above the presenter information in your session and choose the presenters you wish to email. This will then send an email to your presenter with their login details.

If you are using phone bridge audio the dial in details are displayed in the WorkCast Studio when you and your presenters login.  NOTE: dial in details are unique to the session and to the presenter.

 

4. Running your Event

The key items to consider on the day of your event are your presenters and your audience. You will find some best practice guides below.

Your Presenters

Ensuring your presenters have a wired internet connection, landline telephone and use a telephone headset or handset are key examples of best practice. View our PDF for presenter best practice.

Your Audience

To view a webinar smoothly and without interruption you'll need a good internet connection. Most common issues are covered on the buffering and streaming guide article.  Your audience can check their connection suitability using the following test page - http://www.workcast.com/test-your-connection 

 

5. Post Event

After your live event has taken place, you can navigate to your event session where there will be an option to make the webinar available on-demand. Once you agree to this your media will update on your existing session. This means your event URL stays exactly the same as your live event. Details on how to create your ondemand can be found here - http://insite.workcast.com/how-to-make-an-on-demand-webinar-from-a-live-event 

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