A training webinar, short for "web-based seminar," is an online educational or instructional session conducted over the internet. It is a virtual training or learning event that allows participants to join and participate from their own computers or devices without the need to be physically present in a classroom or meeting room.
Training webinars are commonly used for a variety of educational purposes, including:
Many organizations use training webinars to provide employees with job-related training and professional development. This can include training on company policies, new software tools, compliance regulations, or skill-building workshops.
Educational institutions such as schools, colleges, and universities often use webinars to deliver lectures, seminars, and workshops to students. This can be particularly useful for distance education programs.
Webinars are used to teach specific skills or techniques, ranging from technical skills like programming or graphic design to soft skills like leadership and communication.
Companies often use webinars to educate customers or clients about their products or services. This can include demonstrations, tutorials, and explanations of product features and benefits.
Professionals in various industries may attend webinars to stay updated on industry trends, gain certifications, or earn continuing education credits.
Key features of training webinars typically include:
A live instructor or presenter delivers the training content in real-time, often accompanied by visual aids such as slides, videos, or interactive elements.
Participants can typically ask questions, participate in discussions, and engage with the presenter or other attendees through chat or Q&A features.
Many webinars are recorded, allowing participants to access the content at a later time if they couldn't attend the live session or if they want to review the material.
Participants can join the webinar from anywhere with an internet connection, making it a convenient option for remote or geographically dispersed audiences.
In most cases, participants need to register for the webinar in advance to receive the access link and other relevant information.
Overall, training webinars are a flexible and effective way to deliver educational content to a wide audience, making them a popular choice for both organizations and educational institutions.
Record and Share Your Training Webinars
Recording and sharing training webinars can be a valuable way to ensure that the knowledge and information presented during the webinar are accessible to a wider audience. Here are the steps to record and share training webinars:
Choose a Webinar Platform: Select a webinar platform that allows for easy recording and sharing. Popular platforms like Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams, and GoToWebinar offer these features.
Schedule the Webinar: Set a date and time for your training webinar. Ensure that all participants are aware of the schedule and have access to the webinar link.
Enable Recording: Before the webinar starts, make sure to enable the recording feature on your chosen platform. Most webinar platforms have an option to record the session. Check the settings or options menu to enable this feature.
Conduct the Training Webinar: Host the training webinar as planned. Present the content, engage with participants, and address questions or concerns.
Save the Recording: Once the webinar is finished, save the recording on your computer or on the platform's cloud storage, depending on your platform's settings. Make sure you have the necessary permissions to save the recording.
Edit the Recording (Optional): If necessary, you can edit the recording to remove any irrelevant content or to enhance the overall quality. There are various video editing tools available for this purpose.
Share the Recording:
Upload to a Video Sharing Platform: Consider uploading the recording to video sharing platforms like YouTube or Vimeo. This allows for easy access and sharing with a wider audience.
Share the Link: Share the link to the recording with your target audience through email, social media, or other communication channels.
Embed on Your Website: If you have a website or a learning management system (LMS), you can embed the recording there for easy access by your audience.
Provide Download Options: If you want to allow viewers to download the recording, provide a downloadable link or make it available on your website.
Promote the Recording: Promote the recording through various channels to reach your intended audience. This may include sending out email notifications, sharing on social media, or announcing it through relevant forums or communities.
Monitor Analytics: Use analytics tools provided by the video sharing platform to track the performance of your training webinar recording. This can help you understand who is watching, for how long, and from where.
Collect Feedback: Encourage viewers to provide feedback on the training webinar recording. This can help you improve future webinars and content.
Remember to consider privacy and consent when recording and sharing webinars. Ensure that you have the necessary permissions from participants to record and distribute the content, especially if the webinar contains sensitive information.
Always stay up-to-date with the policies and guidelines of the webinar platform you choose, as they may have specific rules regarding recording and sharing content.
About LMS Portals
At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a SaaS-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows you to launch a dedicated training environment (a portal) for each of your unique audiences.
We provide outsourced course development services to repurpose existing digital content to create effective eLearning courses.
The system includes built-in, SCORM-compliant rapid course development software that provides a drag and drop engine to enable most anyone to build engaging courses quickly and easily.
We also offer a complete library of ready-made courses, covering most every aspect of corporate training and employee development.
If you choose to, you can create Learning Paths to deliver courses in a logical progression and add structure to your training program. The system also supports Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) and provides tools for social learning.
Together, these features make the LMS Portals platform the ideal solution to record and share your training webinars.