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How to Host Engaging Webinars: The Basics (eXtension Members Only)


This event is for individuals from eXtension Member Institutions only. A list of eXtension Member institutions is available here.  eXtension Members can register for this event here in the Impact Collaborative group. 

The COVID-19 crisis means that Extension professionals are using webinars even more frequently to extend knowledge and information. Creating engaging online learning experiences for our clientele and peers is critical to our success in this new virtual environment.

In this webinar, hosted by eXtension Foundation staff Mark Locklear, Molly Immendorf and Aaron Weibe, you’ll learn how to:

- Plan a webinar by answering a few key questions about audience and objectives;

- Anticipate and troubleshoot technology issues (including security);
Optimize Zoom features to meet your learning objectives;

- Structure a meaningful online experience that meets participants needs; and

- Use a range of tools and strategies to keep participants engaged (polls, surveys, chat, etc.).

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how do get into the webinar


Kelly - the link takes you to the Impact Collaborative group here in Connect Extension available to eXtension members. This event is only for individuals from eXtension member institutions, and I believe that is why you are unable to get in to access the connection information. A listing of eXtension member institutions is available here


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The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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