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Attending a Webinar

Getting Started > Attending a Webinar

Getting Started webinars are run using Lync Online.  Lync Online is a hosted service that lets you connect with others through instant messaging (IM), video calls, and online meetings.  You can join Webster Tech's webinars and online meetings from your web browser using the Lync Web App. Or you can join using your Lync desktop software if you have it installed as part of your Office 365 subscription. 

Lync Web App will launch automatically when you click the Join Lync Meeting link in the meeting invitation. You can use your computer’s mic and speakers, or a headset to connect to the audio portion of the meeting.

The Webinar Experience from a Browser, using Lync Web App

Join meeting audio and video from your computer

  1. In your meeting invitation, click Join Lync Meeting or the meeting link.
  2. Type your name in the text box to sign in as a guest,
    OR click Sign in if you are from the organizer's company to enter your company credentials.
  3. Make sure to select the option to install the Lync Web App plug-in.
  4. Click Join the meeting.
  5. In the dialog box that displays a choice to run or save the plug-in file, click Run.
  6. Depending on the meeting options set by the meeting organizer, you’ll either enter the meeting right away or wait in the meeting lobby until admitted. .
    Tip: When you sign in to a meeting from Lync Web App, you can select the Remember me check box to save your sign-in information and speed up your entry into future meetings. You can also select this option after you join a meeting by going to Settings (Gear Icon) > Options > General and selecting the Remember me on this computer check box.

You can learn more about attending a Lync Online meeting experience from your browser in the following blog post:
Lync Web App – The ‘join from browser’ experience


Getting Started > Attending a Webinar