Organising online events
The Events Office is happy to help organise an online event, but you can also do it yourself. You will find resources and support for this on this page.
The Centre for Innovation has created three workshops for support and academic staff to assist with creating digital events with the existing tools of the university. Each free workshop can be done at any time, and takes about 2 hours to complete.
- Digital Events: Orientation
- Why go digital with your event?
- Roles & tasks
- What will it cost?
- Things to consider for a project plan
- Digital Events: Deliberate Design
- How to make your programme interactive and engaging
- What platforms and tools to chose
- Digital Events: Organizing
- Data privacy and other ethical considerations
- Practical tips
If you need additional support after following the workshops, please contact your Faculty communications department.
Moderators are available to help you during your online event. They offer tech support to yourself and the attendees. Moderators are trained in Kaltura Live Rooms and MS Teams and can assist with troubleshooting webcam or microphone problems, helping users find the right buttons to (for example) share screens or start or stop recording.
They can also welcome the attendees your students into the room. Your moderator will join the room from the top of the hour, meaning they will be able to admit attendees into the room as they arrive, and will be able to provide welcome messages and community guidelines to all attendees.
To request moderation support, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Date and time of your scheduled online event
- What platform you will be using
- Number of students
- What features you plan to use (e.g. breakout rooms)
Make sure to send your request at least 5 days before your scheduled event.
You can use Teams webinar to organise an online event with one or more presenters.
Webinar is in many ways similar to a regular Teams meeting, but it has some additional functionalities and options:
• Participants register via a registration page (the organiser can see who has registered via an Excel document).
• A maximum of 1,000 participants can take part in the webinar interactively (camera, microphone and chat) and a maximum of 10,000 participants can watch and listen only.
• The organiser and presenter can manage the webcams and microphones of all the participants.
• Afterwards, you can see who has taken part via an Excel document.