Cameraman is a native app built in to Google’s Hangouts OnAir, and its very powerful. You can easily hide, mute, or focus the scree on any moderators or panelists you have inside your hangout. Learn all about it here!
Screensharing is an essential tool in any webinar platform. Google+ Hangouts has this capability, and its extremely intuitive an useful, however there are some best practices you’ll want to follow when using this functionality. Watch this tutorial to find out what they are!
Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. Webinars OnAir uses gravatars to populate the user icons within the webinar chat widget. If you don’t have a gravatar associated with the email on file with Webinars OnAir, it only takes about 2 minutes to create one, its free, and it can make your webinars look much more professional!
Google+ Hangouts OnAir automatically streams your broadcast on your YouTube channel, and announces on your stream whenever you host a Hangout OnAir. Follow the steps in the video above to easily hide these posts, and make the recording of the webinar private, so only you can see it. This is an important step for those that want to charge for their webinars and make sure people that haven’t paid can’t view the webinar.
If you plan on sharing Powerpoint presentation to your attendees, be sure to watch this tutorial! NOTE – Best practices for sharing a Powerpoint presentation and sharing a website are VERY DIFFERENT! You want to make sure to start your presentation in a WINDOWN and NOT fullscreen – it will give you a LOT more control over the webinar!
**UPDATE** 6/24/15 – Google has made some security updates for those that use a Google Apps account. There is an extra step when wanting to add panelists, or pull people in and out of the moderator (hangout) room. You will need to have the panelists email address and “invite” them when in the hangout. Very simple, very quick, and very secure.