Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Painter Watercolor Webinar Basics

I have received a few emails asking about how the webinar process works, so here goes...

A webinar utilizes browser technology that enables you to view a remote screen (in this case, mine) on your display, as well as hear the presentation on your computer's speakers.

When you sign up for the webinar, you will receive an invitation generated by the webinar host (GoToWebinar), and a meeting ID number. At the correct time on Friday, you'll click on the URL provided in the invitation and then type in the meeting ID in the field provided on the web page.

There is a small application that GoToWebinar will ask to install on your computer. This application enables the webinar to efficiently stream to your location and does not contain any "malware" or invasive code.

When you join the webinar, you will see an simple instruction screen. You may be greeted by Karen Bonaker, who is managing the webinar. She may ask if you can hear her and check to see if you can see a screen she is displaying.

Some attendees will have USB headsets with a microphone, which enables them to ask questions at the appropriate times. But you don't need this; you can ask questions via a textbox which is a part of the webinar interface.

You will want to join the webinar 15 minutes or so before the actual start time. This will allow you to confirm that you see the remote screen and can hear the live voice.

Once you are up and running, you'll wonder how you ever lived without online education!

If you are new to webinars, I hope give it a try and attend All Things Painter on Friday!

You can sign up for the All Things Painter webinar by clicking the PayPal "Buy Now" button below. If you don't have a PayPal account, an option to pay via credit card is offered as well.

Viva la Painter!


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