What’s the Difference Between ‘Videoconference’ and ‘Webinar’?

VC equipmentThe UBC Learning Circle now has two different methods to connect to our live and interactive learning sessions. We’ve put together a post to help you choose which method  works best for you.

Video conference

Video conference provides real-time two-way audio/video communication between two or more locations. Video conferencing requires specialized equipment on both ends for a successful connection. The UBC Learning Circle currently has video conference equipment in over 90 First Nations communities across BC.

Click here to download some helpful instructions for your HDX remote control.

Computer webinar

Adobe Connect screenshotA computer webinar is a specific type of web conference that is typically one-way (speaker to the remote audience with limited remote audience interaction). All that is required to attend our sessions by webinar is a computer with internet connection and speakers.

The UBC Learning Circle webinars allow participants to both see and hear the presenters. You can interact with the presenters by typing your questions and comments into the “chat window” in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. The Learning Circle facilitator will relay your questions and comments to the presenters. Due to technical limitations, you will not be able to speak with the presenter, nor are participant webcams enabled for our sessions.

To learn more about the computer webinar program “Adobe Connect,” please visit the following links.

To get a quick overview of the Adobe Connect webinar program, click here. To test your connection, click here.



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