Closed captioning (CC) is the process of displaying text during your webinar or webcast to assist understanding and interpretation of what the presenter(s) is saying. It has been in use for decades in the world of television, but is not available for users of most webinar/webcast/online meeting technologies.
When part of your audience is in-person, and part of them are remote, how do you engage everyone? And what if one of the devices involved is Microsoft’s Surface Hub?
It’s been a rumor for the last few days, but this week at Ignite the announcement came: at some point in the future Skype for Business is going to get sucked up into Teams. This is probably both good and bad news for you depending on where you sit.
In the broader conferencing marketplace, most solutions designed for meetings and collaboration don’t have a typical multiple-choice polling function. After all, the average virtual meeting or conference call is about seven participants, and behaviorally you’d simply address a question verbally (even if you were voting on something). Microsoft’s Skype for Business breaks that mold.
In part one of this two-part post about source tracking we looked at the who, why, what, and a little bit of how to understand where your webinar registrants came from.
Skype for Business is first a calling/communication and collaboration solution, not really a webinar or webcast solution (e.g., it doesn’t have built-in registration). Skype Meeting Broadcast was designed to solve Skype for Business' capacity limitation (practically 200-250 participants), but also lacks features that are essential to many webinars or webcasts.
Most webinar platforms let you create registration pages, polls, and end-of-event surveys. That's not news. What might be news, however, is asking if there's a better way to tackle this critical element of webinar programs.