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https://learn.extension.org/ is the place where you can watch scheduled Webinar presentations and recordings from extension educators across the nation. It is also a place where you can advertise a Webinar that you are conducting. Here are the steps for finding and watching presentations, for creating your own listing, and some best practices.

Finding Webinars

In order to watch a presentation, you must first find a presentation that interests you. You can begin your exploration at https://learn.extension.org/.

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On the Main learn page, there are five major sections: List of immediate upcoming sessions, list of more upcoming sessions, list of recent sessions, learn search engine, and button to create a new event.

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Upcoming sessions

TheUpcoming Sessions section lists the next three Webinars. Click on a name of a Webinar will take you to a page with more information. Next to the Upcoming Sessions title, there is a link to a list of all upcoming session in chronological order.

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Again, clicking on a Webinar title will take you to a page with more information.

More Upcoming

This section of the page picks up where the Upcoming Session section leaves off. Click on a name of a Webinar will take you to a page with more information. Next to the More Upcoming title, there is a link to a list of all upcoming session in chronological order.

Recent Sessions

Beneath the More Upcoming section there is a list of session that had completed. Click on a name of a Webinar will take you to a page with more information. Next to the More Upcoming title, there is a View all link to a list of all past sessions in chronological order.

Items with a green icon next to them indicate that a recording has been attached to the Webinar information page.

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Learn Search Engine

With the Learn search engine, you can conduct a search of all presentations both past, present, and future on a specific topic. Simply enter your topic in the field provided and click on the Search button.

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From the search result, you can click on the Webinar title to get to a page with more information.

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Create a New Event

The process to create an event begins by clicking on the Create a new event button. This process will be explained in depth below.

Watching Webinars

Once you find a topic that interests you, click on the title to go to a page with more information. This page will provide more guidance on how to actually join the session.

Here are tips from eXtension.org for participating in a eXtension Webinar:

  • No registration necessary for many of the learning events. Check the session description to see if registration is needed.
  • Five (5) minutes before the announced time of a session, go to the "View and Participate" link listed for the topic. The sessions will use web conferencing technologies. If no link is listed there, check the session description to see if registration is needed to receive information and link for participation.
  • Enter as a Guest, unless instructed otherwise.
  • For Guest entry, when prompted, enter your name followed by your institution. (ex: Beth Raney, Penn State)
  • Once you enter the learning space, the session will indicate if you will use your computer speakers to hear the audio portion of the session and the Chat pod to give your comments, or if you'll have the opportunity to have the system call your phone for the audio portion of the session.

Create your own Webinar listing

To create a Webinar listing, either start the process by clicking on the Create a new event button, or go to https://learn.extension.org/events/new.

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  1. Enter a title. The title should grab the attention of potential participants.
  2. Enter presenters names. They will be pulled from the list of eXtension.org members. This add the listing your eXtension.org record.
  3. Enter a description. The Webinar description should encourage individuals to participate as well as provide additional information participants may need to to connect to a session. For example, at the University of Wyoming, Microsoft Lync is used; therefore, participants must also call into the session. We must also include the call in information.
  4. Select date and time of presentation.
  5. Select the time zone of the presentation.
  6. Enter duration of presentation in minutes.
  7. Enter the URL of the Webinar.
  8. Enter tags to help find a Webinar. Recommend including tags for institution, location, and appropriate communities of practice.
  9. Finally, click on the Save Session button.

Best practices

Here are some best practices for creating your Webinar:

  • When creating a Webinar listing, ensure that you add meaningful tags. These tags are picked up in a search.
  • Important tags to include: Your institution, e.g., University of Wyoming; and location, e.g., Wyoming. This makes it easy to see listings from your location in a later search.

Tracking your Learn activity

When you present or watch a Webinar in Learning.eXtension.org, it can be logged into the eXtension.org system. You have access to the log for your own reporting purposes. Here is a short video on the activity log.

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