All FAQs

Are the webinars interactive?

There are several ways to interact with the presenter and other students during the webinar:

*Live chat

*Formal Q & A window

Live Chat:
The live chat is where you can exchange messages in real time with other students attending the webinar, as well as the instructor and host. Usually your chat visibility defaults to just the presenter/panelists. If you want everyone attending to see your chat message (and most people do), then you need to select “everyone” or “all panelists and attendees” in the chat window.

How to banish the chat:
We encourage you to make use of the live chat throughout the webinar because it’s one of the great benefits for joining the live event. However, some find the chat distracting and would like to turn it off. As of today, Zoom doesn’t allow students to disable the chat, but there is a way to effectively “banish” it if you do not want to see it:

  1. Click the Chat icon at the bottom of the Zoom window
  2. When the Chat appears on the side of your window, click the small arrow icon and select Pop Out, which separates the Chat into its own free-floating window
  3. Then, using your cursor, drag the Chat off the side or bottom of your screen

Formal Q & A:

All webinars include time for Q & A with the presenter. This will be included in the recording.