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GoToWebinar Information


What is GoToWebinar?

GoToWebinar (GTW) is an online product that SCLS is using to present webinars, demonstrate databases and applications (like Word).  Our GTW subscription also includes GoToMeeting (GTM) which we will use for smaller meetings (less than 15 people).

GoToMeeting is an online gathering place, where members can communicate via text chatting, synchronized browsing, application sharing, and voice-over-IP.


How do I access a workshop or program using GoToWebinar?

When you click on the registration link in the Evanced calendar or email invitation, you'll be asked to complete a short registration form.  The form includes your name, email address, phone number, and library (the same things we ask on an Evanced registration form).  Upon submitting this form, you will receive an email containing a unique link for the webinar. 

When the time arrives for the webinar to begin, click the link you received in your confirmation email.  If prompted, click Yes, Grant or Trust to accept the download (this does NOT require Automation support).

We're using the Voice Over IP option for most of our webinars.  You will need speakers or headphones to hear the audio portion of the program.  For most webinars, a microphone is optional. 


What features can I use during a GoToWebinar?

During a webinar using GoToWebinar, all attendees are muted by default and can only be unmuted by the program organizer.  Please see the Attendee Quick Reference Guide for more information.

Unlike OPAL, GoToWebinar does not offer a chat feature available to all attendees.  Instead, there is a Questions panel for you to submit your questions.  You can also use the Raise Your Hand feature to indicate that you'd like to ask a question and the organizer will unmute your microphone.


Hardware and software requirements

To attend a Webinar, the following is required:

For PC-based participants:

For Mac-based participants:

From the GTW FAQ

For more information about Continuing Education, contact Jean Anderson.