Participating in a Zoom Webinar

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The Zoom webinar feature is intended for the presentation of information with some interaction from attendees. Webinars are like a virtual lecture hall or auditorium. They are different from a Zoom meeting where participants share their videos and can talk all at the same time. In a webinars there is one host who share their audio, video and screen. Attendees can interact with the host and each other via text chat or asking questions or can request to speak by raising their hands (see below). 

Joining a webinar by invitation link

To join the webinar, click the link that the host provided you or that you received in the confirmation page after you registered. 



Interacting in a Webinar

In a Zoom webinar, you can interact with the host by raising your hand, typing in chat, or typing in Q&A if the host has enabled those features in the webinar.

Raise Your Hand

  1. Click the Raise Hand button at any time to indicate to the host and panelists that you have a question.
  2. To lower your hand, click the Lower Hand button.

Send Messages with Chat

Chat is a feature that is controlled by the webinar host. The host can choose to allow participants to chat with everyone, only panelists and hosts, or with no one.

  1. Click the Chat button to open the chat panel.
  2. Type your message in the Text box at the bottom of the panel.
  3. Press Enter to send your message.

Ask Questions with Q&A

If enabled by the host, you can pose questions to the host and panelists using the Q&A feature. The host or panelist may choose to respond to you privately or send your question and answer to everyone in the webinar.

  1. Click the Q&A button to open the window.
  2. Type your response to the question in the text field.
  3. If you want your question to be anonymous, check the Send Anonymously checkbox.
  4. Click Send.

Leave a Webinar

  1. Click the X in the upper-right corner of the window to exit the webinar.
  2. Click the Leave Meeting button in the dialog box.

To learn more about joining or participating in a Zoom webinar and clinck here.. You will have instructions on using a windows PC, macOS, iPhone, or Android phone.

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