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Webinar Help & Tips Printable Version Get Technical Support Telephone Dial-In Number Audio Issues Chat Window – Enlarge or Reduce Voting – Polling and Surveys Handouts Recording of Today’s Session Sponsors Discussion groups What is Training Magazine Network? Upcoming Webinars & Archives Free Tools for Members Instantly Publish and Organize Your Learning Materials and Webinar Recordings Online Thank you for attending this webinar. We use the Elluminate webinar platform. It’s the most fully featured and stable platform we’ve tested. New to Training Magazine Network or Elluminate? Or need some help? The subjects on the left are covered on the following pages. http://twitter.com/trainmagnetwork
Webinar Help & Tips Click for dial-in phone number Enter comments & questions in chat here. Click Send. Webinars produced by VFTNetworks.com Add discussion groups, goal-setting, action-planning, online coaching to your webinars.
Improving & Optimizing Your Audio Choppy or distorted sound is almost always caused by bandwidth limitations at your own location. Make sure your setup is optimized for the type of internet connection speed you have. Click Tools>Preferences>Connection It can also help to run the audio setup wizard. Audio “speeding up” or slowing down: This is temporary while your computer and connection buffer. After a few moments, it will normalize. If your bandwidth is still too limited for quality audio, click the telephone icon for the dial-in telephone audio . Located in the bottom left area of your screen. Webinars produced by VFTNetworks.com Add discussion groups, goal-setting, action-planning, online coaching to your webinars.
Chat Window Too Small? If your chat window is too small to follow the conversation, enlarge it. Click View>Layouts>Wide Layout You can always reduce the chat window size again by clicking View>Layouts>Default Layout FYI – Private chat you send to other members is visible to moderators and speakers. Webinars produced by VFTNetworks.com Add discussion groups, goal-setting, action-planning, online coaching to your webinars.
Polling & Surveys Click to vote in surveys & polls. Options will change as appropriate for the question. When the speaker requests you to vote, please use these instead of entering in chat. Webinars produced by VFTNetworks.com Add discussion groups, goal-setting, action-planning, online coaching to your webinars.
Handouts If there’s a handout, it’s usually available to download from the File Transfer icon. You should get a notification like the one at right when you log in. If you didn’t receive a notification, check the files area. Click the File Transfer icon *There isn’t always a downloadable handout. Handouts in Discussion Groups Webinar speakers almost always post downloadable materials in their discussion groups before and after the webinar. The link to the group will be posted in the chat several times. Be sure to join the discussion group for this webinar. * The discussion group is part of a social learning community. In the community are more webinars, free tools and opportunities to network with your peers. *If you aren’t already a member, you’ll need to register. Registration is quick, free and privacy-protected . Handouts & Discussions In the group, click the links below the pictures of group members. Webinars produced by VFTNetworks.com Add discussion groups, goal-setting, action-planning, online coaching to your webinars.
Recorded Webinar This session is being recorded. The link to the recording will be posted in the speaker’s discussion group with any handouts within 48 hours. Be sure to join the discussion group. Click “Subscribe to updates” to be notified when recordings and other materials are posted. Feel free to share the link to the group and recording with your colleagues. Where to find the recording: http://bit.ly/FindRecordings Click for Printable Version Webinars produced by VFTNetworks.com Add discussion groups, goal-setting, action-planning, online coaching to your webinars.
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Discussion Groups Every Training Magazine Network webinar has a matching discussion group. In their groups speakers post articles, white papers, handouts, video, podcasts...all manner of materials, depending on the speaker. To get the most from the webinar, always join the speaker’s group. Where to find the recording: http://bit.ly/FindRecordings Find the Group To find the group, go to the Groups tab on the navigation bar of Training Magazine Network. Enter a search term in the Search box. Or just scroll through the group pages. Click the group icon when you find it. Webinars produced by VFTNetworks.com Add discussion groups, goal-setting, action-planning, online coaching to your webinars.
Discussion Groups Find Recordings, Handouts and Discussions Scroll down the group’s page. Below the members’ photos are the links to what you’re looking for. Network, Collaborate To send a message directly to the speaker or another member, click their name. Then click Send Message. *Members’ personal contact info is protected and not visible, but the message will go to their e-mail. Contribute Post your questions and comments in groups. Click Create a new discussion or Reply links to join in the conversation. Webinars produced by VFTNetworks.com Add discussion groups, goal-setting, action-planning, online coaching to your webinars.
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