You may want to watch This Video Tutorial before reading this page.
Why Schedule an Event?
You can always just dial in to use your conference line 24 hours a day. However, scheduling an event takes no more than 10 seconds and enables additional features like webcasting and slides. Scheduled events also automatically include a backup recording. You can even do it at the last minute, e.g., an event that you set up at 12:01 or 12:05 for a 12:00 "start time" will still work.
To create an event, click the 'My Events' link on the left side of your account, then click 'Add New Event'.
When you click the Add New Event button, you'll see the event basic settings at the top, and the template settings at the bottom.
Event Name: The event name appears only to you; guests will not see it.
Event Date: Set to any day up to 6 months in advance. Our system will default to 1 hour in advance when the page loads. Note: Cloned events will have a default of 1 week in advance not 1 hour.
Start Time: Our system uses a 12 hour clock in the event creation so be sure the AM/PM setting is correct.
Time Zone: The default will be in your computer's local time zone but you can change that if you would like. Note: The event page will show the local computer time of whoever is viewing so guests will see their local time displayed just like the host will see their local time.
Event Duration: Caution! Be sure to schedule your events for longer than you think they will last, since events will end automatically at the scheduled end time. You can add time on the Control Panel > Webcast tab, but you must do it before the timer reaches zero.
Audio Options: These are the options that will appear to participants on your event page. Note that as a host, you must connect by phone or web call, since webcast is listen-only.
Template: You can choose from 3 different template styles: Classic, Modern, or Flyer. The Modern and Flyer templates are required to use features like slides and live chat. You can also publish events on your own website.
Slides: This option is required to display slides and/or pre-recorded video during an event. You can see more details about slides presentations here:
Chat: This option enables our live chat on the event page. Live chat will appear below the connection options and will be available 15 minutes before the event start time. Note: If you access your event more than 15 minutes before the event start time you may need to refresh the browser before the chat will become available.
Security: When enabled, listeners will be required to enter a password before accessing your event page. This password does not affect phone participants--there is a separate password that can be enabled for the conference from the (Phone Control > Settings) page. Also see this article on passwords.
Comments: Lets participants comment publicly on Facebook or privately to other participants. More info on Facebook Comments here.
To view the available advanced options, click on the arrow at the bottom of the 'Add New Event' page.
Enable Social Networking "Share This" link: Lets participants share the event page on social networking sites like facebook or twitter. You can see more information about the Share This system on their site.
Require email address on question submission form: This requires that listeners who are submitting a question on the event page leave a valid email address. This can be useful if you are wanting to determine who listened to your event over the web.
Send an email when new questions are submitted: If enabled, our system will send an email to the address currently on file for your account whenever a listener submits a question on the event page. This is useful to enable on the replay page, so that you'll receive questions submitted after the event ends.
Disable the 'Add to Calendar' button on the event page: This setting will turn off the 'Add to Calendar' message that appears on the event page before the official start time. This is helpful if you have a different registration process that already uses an Add to Calendar feature.
Tips and More Event Page Options
After initially setting up your event, click the "next" button for more event page options. You can also click on the title of the event from the My Events listing to change any of your event options.
1. To change the photo on your event page, see this article.
2. To change your event page headline or text, see this article.
3. To add a Call to Action button, handouts, or links to other websites, see this article.
4. To add an Audio Welcome message, see this article.