How To Join a Webinar

There are several ways to join a webinar. Joining a webinar requires registration through an invitation link or email but no prior configuration to your computer. Please plan to join your first webinar seven or eight minutes in advance to download the system enabling program (takes about two minutes) and so you can set your monitor for best viewing capability. Once you have the program downloaded, join future webinars two or three minutes in advance.

Note: When joining a webinar, remember to also conference into the session using the conference call/computer microphone information provided by POMA. This information is included in the webinar registration confirmation email. Please avoid using speakerphone while on the webinar, as it causes feedback and echo issues.
 
Step 1: Register for the Webinar

To register for a webinar
  1. Open the email from POMA that contains the webinar invitation.
  2. Click the link provided in the email to register for the webinar.
  3. Complete the Registration form.
  4. Click Register Now.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email providing you with a unique link to join the webinar as well as a link to add the event to an Outlook or Lotus Notes calendar.
Note: Some webinars may require organizer approval prior to the delivery of a confirmation email.
 
 
Step 2: Join the Webinar
 
•  From email reminder         •  From GoToWebinar website         •  From computer        •  Mobile app
 

To join a webinar from a confirmation or reminder email

  1. Open the confirmation or reminder email for the webinar event.
  2. Click the link provided in the email to join the webinar.
  3. If prompted, click Yes, Trust or Always to accept the download. If the automatic download does not occur, follow the instructions on the download Web page to do it manually.
  4. If prompted, enter the webinar password. If a password is required, this would have been provided in a separate communication from the webinar organizer.
  5. After joining, you will be entered into the Waiting Room. The Attendee Control Panel and GoToWebinar Viewer Window will appear when the organizer starts the webinar.
 
To join a Webinar from the GoToWebinar Web site
  1. Open an Internet browser and go to www.gotowebinar.com. Click Join a Webinar at the top of the page.
    Or you can go to www.joingotowebinar.com.
  2. On the Join the Webinar window, enter the Webinar ID you received from your webinar organizer (see your confirmation or reminder email).
  3. If prompted, complete the Registration form .
  4. If prompted, click Yes, Trust or Always to accept the download. If the automatic download does not occur, follow the instructions on the download Web page to do it manually.
  5. If prompted, enter the webinar password. If a password is required, this would have been provided in a separate communication from the webinar organizer.
  6. After joining, you will be entered into the Waiting Room. The Attendee Control Panel and GoToWebinar Viewer Window will appear when the organizer starts the webinar.
     
To join a webinar from your desktop
  1. If you are a GoToWebinar organizer and GoToWebinar is already installed on your computer, you can right-click the icon in the PC system tray or double-click the GoToWebinar icon on a Mac and select Join a Webinar.
  2. On the Join a Session window, enter the Webinar ID you received from your webinar organizer.
  3. If prompted, complete the Registration form .
  4. If prompted, click Yes, Trust or Always to accept the download. If the automatic download does not occur, follow the instructions on the download Web page to do it manually.
  5. If prompted, enter the webinar password. If a password is required, this would have been provided in a separate communication from the webinar organizer.
  6. After joining, you will be entered into the Waiting Room. The Attendee Control Panel and GoToWebinar Viewer Window will appear when the organizer starts the webinar.

To join a webinar while on the go, us the GoToWebinar Mobile App

After joining, you will be entered into the Waiting Room. The Attendee Control Panel and GoToWebinar Viewer Window will appear when the organizer starts the webinar.