We're going to schedule and then start a webinar. Unlike an interactive meeting, a webinar requires no download by the attendees. We startup TurboMeeting and login.
Click the Schedule button, then choose "Webinar". Since this is a weekly webinar, we will choose "Recurring Meeting". We will also require email ids.
After clicking Submit, a calendar event using your default email reader starts up.
The scheduled webinar appears in this list. Click "Invite" to invite people via Email or to copy the invitation information to the clipboard.
You can edit the webinar information. And you can setup polling questions ahead of time. Or you can delete the scheduled meeting.
You must click the "Start" link to start the meeting even if it is scheduled.
We'll have several types of attendees: First the TurboMeeting attendee joins who will become a Panelist, next the browser attendee using Flash joins, and finally the browser attendee not using Flash joins. Notice the different icons for each type of attendee.
This is the TurboMeeting attendee's screen. TurboMeeting attendees have additional features including Send Files, Start webcam, Record audio and video, and they can become presenters and controllers.
Now this is the view for an attendee in Internet Explorer who does not have Flash installed.
They can change their view to "Actual Size" or "Fit to Window". However, notice that their is no Chat feature.
Finally this is what a browser attendee who has Flash installed can see. They can change their view to "Actual Size" or "Fit to Window".
They can participate in Polls. And they can Chat with others. And they can Raise their Hand.
All browser attendees can Switch to an Interactive Meeting, which downloads and installs TurboMeeting and automatically logs them into the current meeting.
Back on the hosts's screen, the host can lower a hand via a right mouse option on the attendee's name. Or the host can lower all hands at once.
The host can get a detailed report of the meeting in TurboMeeting by going to the "Tools | Reports" menu item. Included in the report is information about each attendee including their name, email id, and what client they used to join the meeting among other details.
Webinars allow attendees to join without download.
Note that webinars do not allow you to use the audio from your Computer's mic and speakers.