What is the difference between a webinar and a hangout? = ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre un webinar y un hangout? #roofdog

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Planeta.com is surveying friends and colleagues - what are your favorite webinar platforms? Communication nerds, please help us out. With Google Hangouts being broken or non-intuitive, we're not sure what to recommend. Musts include a freemium version that allows multiple video and screenshot capacity and immediate archiving of the video.

What's a webinar?

A webinar is a seminar conducted on the web, aka web seminar. They can vary in style and substance, but all are hosted by a specific individual or institution and feature a set agenda.

Bonus points for presentations that can be downloaded elsewhere on the web and videos with on demand access afterwards.

Webinars can be offered in asynchronous or real-time format (or a mix of both).

As this is conducted online, webinars often include downloadable worksheets, slideshows and when using real-time, live audio and sometimes video. Participants can post questions and respond to survey questions posed by the host.

When webinars employ only real-time instruction, we have seen numerous technical difficulties and a basic flaw in the general approach of expert speaking to many without people being able to participate.

Tip for participants - use headphones and a microphone to eliminate feedback (the nasty cricket noises).


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How to Host a Hangout on Air (05.2017)
1) Go to create a live event and add basic info and adjust advanced settings
On this page, make sure that 'Quick using Google Hangouts on Air' is chosen
2) Click 'Go Live' which opens a second screen that lets you set up the hangout. You will be able to invite others to participate on camera. Participants each have the screenshare option if you want to show slides, websites, movies

3) When you are ready, you can start the webcast. It will take a few seconds to start
4) After the hangout, you can return to your Creator Studio -
https://www.youtube.com/dashboard?o=U - and edit the video, trimming the start or end
Comments: I'm having problems with scheduling hangouts in the future. I'm not sure if there's an easy way to share the web link once the video goes live. That said, as a platform for recorded conversations, presentations and webinars, this option offers a lot. - Ron





What is the difference between a webinar and a hangout? = ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre un webinar y un hangout?

We are experimenting with several platforms with mixed results:


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