In this article, we share with you how to conduct live events, webinars, or training with Knorish by using any virtual conferencing solution such as Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, or Jio Meet etc.
By using such video conferencing solutions with Knorish, you get a unique benefit of being able to automate the logistics behind running an online webinar/ training event.
First Things First: Why would you need to use Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, or Jio Meet with Knorish:
While such online video based conferencing platforms are a great solution for conducting online trainings, they are not really a full fledged solution for automating the logistics behind running webinars. Knorish has those additional benefits and features that can help.
- The feature of auto sending emails as a reminder is one key differentiating factor
- Automation that helps you to just set it up once and forget about reminding people again.
- Plus only the users who have signed upto for the session get the reminder none other.
- Ability to charge for such sessions and get user information that is email ID and their phone number for marketing other products and services later.
Additionally, the email body already has your brand's name, user's name, date, and time already listed. All you have to do at the time of setup is list the online meeting link for the online session. So imagine you have a 100 participants logging in, you don't have to send a 100 emails. Just setup the reminders and you are good to go.
Follow the steps listed below
After you log in to your Knorish account and access the Dashboard, under courses you can create a new course and give it a name. Preferably the name of the Webinar/ Live Event.
Here, you can select Add Section and type in the name of the Section. Then as shown below, type in the name of chapter and select Live Event.
Once you click on 'Create Live Event', Enter the details of the session such as the Title, start & end date and time. Marked within the Blue box'
for this bit, we are using Zoom as an example, you are free to use any such video conferencing solution. Over all the process remains the same i.e. set up the meeting, and get the meeting link/invite.
Log in to your zoom account and setup a Zoom Call
Click on Schedule a new meeting, set up the time and date and simply click on save. Once done, copy the Zoom Invitation.
Here's how you use the conferencing solution with Knorish
In the pink box highlighted above, the text listed is changeable. So what you can do is type in the text message and copy paste the link for the session such as:
To access the Zoom Webinar, Use this link: https://zoom.us/j/98154541796?pwd=NUdaVnMyeENrYXRQMEZhM3RoZ1BuUT09
So when a participant logs in to their account, they will be able to access the live event section as shown below and then copy paste the link to access Zoom directly.
Making the link Clickable For Auto Redirection
In case, the link is not clickable, you would not see the link hyperlinked. To fix this, there are two options:
1. Paste the link on your browser and hit enter. Then copy that link and paste it here in this space.
2. Using HTML to convert text to hyperlink
To make this link clickable needs three simple steps:
1. Click on Source to access the code
2. Paste <a href=" "> before the link starts
3. Then add </a> immediately after the link text ends to indicate where the link ends. After adding this, the text will be hyper linked as shown below
NOTE: Since you are using Zoom for webinars, you may leave the YouTube live and upload video button blank when using Zoom.
What Next: Set Up Auto Reminders
To set up auto reminders via email, click on New Email, and on the pop up you can set the message and other details. If you wish you can also add the Zoom link here in the body of the email.
The default email body already contains:
- Organization Name
- User's Name
- Event Start Date
- Event End Date
Simply, select the date and time for the auto reminder and the system would auto shoot an email for you on the preset time and date.
NOTE: The email would only be sent to all the users who have signed up for the course/live event.