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Join a Webinar

There are several ways to join a webinar. Joining a webinar requires registration through an invitation link or email but no prior configuration to your computer.

Note: When joining a webinar, remember to also conference into the session using the conference call information provided by the organizer.

Step 1: Register for the Webinar

Note: Registration is not required if the organizer hosts an impromptu webinar with the Webinar Now feature.

To register for a webinar

  1. Open the email that contains the Webinar Invitation.
  2. Click the link provided in the email to register for the webinar.
  3. Complete the Registration form.
  4. Click Register Now.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email providing you with a unique link to join the webinar as well as a link to add the event to an Outlook or Lotus Notes calendar.

Note: Some webinars may require organizer approval prior to the delivery of a confirmation email.

Step 2: Join the Webinar

 To join a webinar from a confirmation or reminder email

  1. Open the confirmation or reminder email for the webinar event.
  2. Click the link provided in the email to join the webinar.
  3. If prompted, click Yes, Trust or Always to accept the download. If the automatic download does not occur, follow the instructions on the download web page to do it manually.
  4. If prompted, enter the webinar password. If a password is required, this would have been provided in a separate communication from the webinar organizer.

You will be entered into the Waiting Room. The Attendee Control Panel and GoToWebinar Viewer will appear when the organizer starts the webinar.

To join a webinar from the GoToWebinar website

  1. Open an Internet browser and go to www.gotowebinar.com. Click Join a Webinar at the top of the page.
    Or you can go to www.joinwebinar.com.
  2. On the Join the Webinar window, enter the Webinar ID you received from your webinar organizer (see your confirmation or reminder email).
  3. If prompted, complete the Registration form .
  4. If prompted, click Yes, Trust or Always to accept the download. If the automatic download does not occur, follow the instructions on the download web page to do it manually.
  5. If prompted, enter the webinar password. If a password is required, this would have been provided in a separate communication from the webinar organizer.

    You will be entered into the Waiting Room. The Attendee Control Panel and GoToWebinar Viewer Window will appear when the organizer starts the webinar.

To join a webinar from your desktop

  1. If you are a GoToWebinar organizer and GoToWebinar is already installed on your computer, you can right-click the daisy icon in the system tray or double-click the GoToWebinar icon on a Mac and select Join a Webinar.
  2. On the Join a Session window, enter the Webinar ID you received from your webinar organizer.
  3. If prompted, complete the Registration Form.
  4. If prompted, click Yes, Trust or Always to accept the download. If the automatic download does not occur, follow the instructions on the download web page to do it manually.
  5. If prompted, enter the webinar password. If a password is required, this would have been provided in a separate communication from the webinar organizer.
  6. You will be entered into the Waiting Room. The Attendee Control Panel and GoToWebinar Viewer Window will appear when the organizer starts the webinar.

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