Do I need to attend Live Webinars?

Please consult your course outline to determine whether your course offers live webinars, and if attendance is mandatory. The School uses Blackboard Collaborate to host its live webinars.  

In many cases, attendance is not mandatory, but we encourage you to attend each of the live-stream webinars to maximize your course experience. You’ll be able to interact directly with the instructor as well as hear from fellow learners. We will, however, record each workshop. If you’re unable to attend, you may view the recording on your own. We will post the link to the recording the following day after the webinar. If you participate during the live-stream webinar, there are three ways to do so. 

(1) Audio: If you have a headset or built-in microphone, you’ll be able to speak during the webinar. You simply click on the Talk/Microphone icon at the bottom centre of the screen. You will need speakers to be able to hear the instructor and other participants.  

(2) Video: If you have a webcam, you have the option of turning it on during the webinar so that if you choose to speak, your video feed will be visible to the other participants. You simply click on the video icon at the bottom centre of your screen. The video option, however, is separate from the audio function so you don’t have to make your webcam video feed available if/when you speak.

(3) Chat: If you don’t have a headset, built-in mic or webcam, there is a chat function in the webinar interface. You may post questions or comments and the instructor will acknowledge them and respond.


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