Zoom Webinars

Some events maybe require more control over the attendees experience. A webinar gives the host and/or panelists the ability to share their video, screen, or presentation.


How to know when to use a Zoom webinar instead of a meeting.

For more information about scheduling a Zoom webinar see instructions below.

How to Schedule a Zoom Webinar
  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal at psu.zoom.us
  2. Click Webinars on the navigation menu at the left of the screen.
  3. Select Schedule A Webinar
  4. Select Your Webinar Settings
    1. Topic – Name your webinar (this will be visible to participants and panelists)
    2. Date/Time – Choose the approximate duration of the webinar. Note that this is only for scheduling purposes. The webinar will not end after this length of time.
    3. Webinar Password -You can select and input your webinar password here. Joining participants will be required to input this before joining your webinar. It will be included in their registration confirmation email.
    4. Video – Choose if you would like the participants’ videos on or off when joining the webinar. If you choose off, panelists will not be able to turn their video on unless you change this setting in the webinar.
    5. Enable Q&A – Check this if you would like to use a question and answer panel in your webinar.
    6. Enable Practice Session -Check this to start the webinar in practice session instead of a live broadcast. More info at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206316975-Webinar-Practice-Session
    7. Alternate Host – Enter the email address of another Zoom user who is Licensed, on your account to allow them to start the meeting in your absence.
  5. Click the Schedule button.

Adding Panelists

Panelists are full participants in the meeting. They can view and send video, screen share, annotate, etc.

You can also promote an attendee to a panelist during a webinar.

  1. Click Webinars on the navigation menu at the left of the screen.
  2. Click the title of the webinar you want to add panelists to.
  3. In the Invitations tab, select the Edit button in the Invite panelists section.
  4. Enter a name and email address to invite them.
  5. Select Add Another Panelist to add more panelists. Press Save to send invites to the new panelists entered. If you checked Send Invitation Email to Panelists Immediately, they will be sent an email invitation after you click Save.

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