Registration – When scheduling, check the box next to “Registration” labelled “Required”. This will require participants to provide basic information like their name and email address so you will have complete attendance data. You can customize the form after scheduling the webinar to require additional fields.
Enable Practice Session – This will allow you to test out the webinar room ahead of the session. The host will have to broadcast the practice session in order allow people to join the practice session. More info here.
Alternative Hosts – Like Zoom meetings, it is a good idea to add an alternative host to your webinar to back up the primary host. The alternative host can begin the webinar without the main host.
Before the webinar, go to the “Video” section of the scheduling page, make sure that “Off” is selected next to “Panelists”.
During a webinar, hosts can open the Participants window, select the three dots at the bottom of the window and uncheck “Allow Panelists to Start Video”. This will block panelists from starting their video.
The default setting for Zoom webinars does not allow attendees to unmute.
Hosts or co-hosts can allow attendees to unmute by opening the participant panel, hovering over the attendee name, and selecting “Allow to Talk”. The attendee has to agree to unmute in order to be heard.
Hosts or co-hosts can disable the mute/unmute button for attendees at any point. To do this, open the participant panel, hover over the attendee name, and selecting “Disable talking”.