In addition to the ability to share previously recorded sessions as video files, Zoom Webinar also allows live questions and answers to be asked during the live webinar. The live questions and answers are handled by the Zoom video player as well. In order to improve the quality of the video that you are sharing, you can share your video with the built-in player. To host a webinar, the host will need to have a locally stored MOV or MP4 file from a meeting or webinar that they hosted previously, and the host will then share the file within the webinar.
In order to maintain the quality of the live webinar, pre-recorded presentations will be shown during the course of the webinar.
- Due to the fact that I have to deliver the same presentation to different audiences, I would like to encourage a lively discussion and questions from each audience I am addressing
- I realize that my presenters are only available for a single time slot, however I would like to deliver the same presentation to different audiences at the same time in different time zones
The following topics are discussed in this article:
- Sharing and playing a video
- Helpful tips
Prerequisites hosting live webinars with pre-recorded presentation
- Add-on for Zoom Webinar
- that meets the video playback requirements
- Zoom desktop client
- Windows: version 5.4.3 or higher
- Zoom desktop client Mac: version 5.4.3 or higher
- Minimum of 1.5Mbps (up and down) full screen HD.
- We strongly recommend a wired internet connection.
- A MOV or MP4 video file.
- Zoom desktop client
Sharing and playing a video
- You can now begin your scheduled webinar.
- You need to make sure that Enable Practice Session is enabled for your webinar so that you have time to set up before attendees can join.
- Be sure you (the host), your co-hosts, and panelists, who will be answering live questions at the end, are muted and their video is off.
- In the webinar controls, click Share Screen.
- Click the Advanced tab, then select Video.
- To share a video presentation, navigate to the presentation, select it, and click Open.
- Now everyone will be able to view the video.
- If your webinar includes a lot of text-heavy presentation slides, disable the Optimize Video function. This will cause the text to appear fuzzy.
- Whenever you use this feature, the Optimize for video clip option is automatically enabled. This option prioritizes framerate and is generally recommended when sharing videos with images, not text.
- When you are ready to start your presentation, play the video until the point where you would start the presentation, then pause the video.
- You will be asked to click Start Webinar and allow a few minutes for attendees to join the webinar.
- When the video is unpaused, the webinar will begin.
- During the video presentation, panelists can now respond to questions and chat during the video presentation.
- After the video has finished playing, you should click Stop Share.
- For the purpose of facilitating the final Q&A, speakers can unmute themselves and turn on their videos.
- You will have some common playback controls when sharing the video with others, but they will not be visible to anyone else.
- During a live webinar where the host shares a prerecorded video presentation, hosts can still use chat and Q&A.
- In case you are planning to record the first webinar session you plan to play back later in another session, then we recommend that you do not use a live poll during the webinar session.
- The reason for this is that the poll will be part of the recorded webinar session and, when it is played back as a video in a subsequent webinar, it will not work for the live audience, which may cause confusion.