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Creating a Webinar in Microsoft Teams

Overview 

Learn how to setup and organize a webinar using Microsoft Teams using this article.

Steps

Once signed into Microsoft Teams, you can follow the steps below to create a Webinar and adjust its settings to meet your specific needs. The steps below can be performed either from the web interface for Teams (https://teams.microsoft.com) or from the Desktop Application.

First Step - Creating the Webinar

  1. Click on your Calendar on the left hand side of Microsoft Teams
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  2. Click the dropdown next to the New meeting button and select Webinar
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    Tip:
    Don't see the Webinar option? Try using the web version of Teams at https://teams.microsoft.com. If the option is available there, then you will need to clear your Microsoft Teams cache to get the option available in the Desktop App.

Second Step - Setting up the webinar

After following the steps above, you'll be taken to the webinar creation screen. You can then configure the basic details for your webinar:

  1. Add a descriptive Title for your webinar
  2. Set the start date & time as well as the end date & time
  3. Adjust the Require registration to fit your needs 
    • By default, webinars require registration for all attendees (but not for presenters)

Your next steps will vary from here based on what you have set for the Require registration option. Click on the heading below that matches your scenario.

Require registration: Everyone

This is the default option, and the recommended way to run a true webinar. This also allows outside attendees (those without an IWU account) to join the webinar as an attendee if they register in advance.

Configuring webinar details
  1. Add required presenter to your webinar by using their name to search and locate them
  2. If you wish to add optional speakers you may click the Optional presenters option and add them
    Tip:
    You may send an invite a optional or required guest presenter from outside IWU by typing in their full email address
  3. If you need your presenters to be at a specific physical location, you may add that in the location field
  4. In the details area, you may add details to the invite that will be sent to the speakers
    • Attendees will have their invite configured on the registration page (see below for configuring the registration page)
Configuring your registration page

Click on the view registration form at the top of the page:
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  1. Upload a banner image if you wish by clicking Upload an image at the top of the page
  2. Add a Title for the webinar that is specific to your attendees
    • The title in previous steps is not used here, but they can match if you wish
  3. Set a start and end date/time that is used for your attendees
  4. Add a description / details that will be included in the invite sent to attendees when they complete registration
  5. Below the details, you can add Speaker details. Here you can enter speaker names, and a bio so attendees can learn about your event when they visit the registration page
    Warning:
    This does not invite them as a speaker, that must be done via the steps in the Configuring webinar details section above.
  6. On the right, you can choose to add additional fields that must be filled out when attendees register
  7. Once done, you need to click Save in the upper left corner
  8. Now you preview your registration page, and copy the registration link to post online or send out in emails to advertise your webinar
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You may now send your webinar invite to your speakers as well by clicking send in the upper right corner of the initial webinar creation screen:
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Require registration: For people in your org

Warning:
Choosing this option will limit your attendees to only those with an IWU email address.
Configuring webinar details
  1. Add required presenter to your webinar by using their name to search and locate them
  2. If you wish to add optional speakers you may click the Optional presenters option and add them
    Tip:
    You may send an invite a optional or required guest presenter from outside IWU by typing in their full email address
  3. If you need your presenters to be at a specific physical location, you may add that in the location field
  4. In the details area, you may add details to the invite that will be sent to the speakers
    • Attendees will have their invite configured on the registration page (see below for configuring the registration page)
Configuring your registration page

Click on the view registration form at the top of the page:
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  1. Upload a banner image if you wish by clicking Upload an image at the top of the page
  2. Add a Title for the webinar that is specific to your attendees
    • The title in previous steps is not used here, but they can match if you wish
  3. Set a start and end date/time that is used for your attendees
  4. Add a description / details that will be included in the invite sent to attendees when they complete registration
  5. Below the details, you can add Speaker details. Here you can enter speaker names, and a bio so attendees can learn about your event when they visit the registration page
    Warning:
    This does not invite them as a speaker, that must be done via the steps in the Configuring webinar details section above.
  6. On the right, you can choose to add additional fields that must be filled out when attendees register
  7. Once done, you need to click Save in the upper left corner
  8. Now you preview your registration page, and copy the registration link to post online or send out in emails to advertise your webinar
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You may now send your webinar invite to your speakers as well by clicking send in the upper right corner of the initial webinar creation screen:
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Require registration: None

Note:
If Require registration is set to None the webinar presents normal meeting fields 
You can still use this to run a publicly available webinar by sending the link to the meeting out to those you wish to invite to the webinar (maximum number of attendees/participants is still the same as a webinar: 1000)

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