About Webinars

A webinar is a web-based seminar, presentation, lecture or workshop. A webinar is mainly one-way, from the speaker to the audience with limited audience interaction. A webinar can include polling and question & answer periods to allow participation between the audience and the presenter.

Webinars can be live or pre-recorded.

Features of Webinars

One of the key features of webinars is the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Other features include:

  • live (or recorded) audio
  • on-screen demonstrations
  • animation and video capabilities
  • recording capablilities
  • audience polling
  • live question and answer period

Benefits of Webinars

  • Convenient - Attend webinars without ever leaving your work environment!
  • Cost-effective - Registering for one seat allows for unlimited attendees at your location
  • Affordable - Leverage your training budget on training, instead of travel
  • Simple - Registration is simple and secure. Registrants receive reminder e-mais and instructions including date, time, and unique website login information.
  • Consistent - Ensures that everyone receives consistent information and training


Pre-registration is required. A confirmation e-mail containing instructions on how to join the webinar is sent to each registrant.

System Requirements

For PC-based participants:

  • Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or GoogleTM ChromeTM 5.0 or newer (JavaScriptTM and JavaTM enabled)
  • Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
  • Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (recommended) (2 GB of RAM for Windows® Vista)

For Mac®-based participants:

  • SafariTM 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or GoogleTM ChromeTM 5.0 or newer (JavaScriptTM and JavaTM enabled)
  • Mac OS® X 10.5 – Leopard® or newer
  • Intel processor (512 MB of RAM or better recommended)
  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection

Connection to audio is via VoIP, so all participants will need a fast Internet connection, plus computer speakers or a USB headset.