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How to record a webinar

Learn how easy it is to record a webinar with GoToWebinar.

Watch how to record a webinar

Choosing a good platform for recording a webinar can be difficult. But it’s worth the effort. By offering your recordings as on-demand webinars, you can expand your reach, deliver value and generate leads long after the live event has ended. In GoToWebinar, recording a webinar is quick and simple. Here’s what you need to do as the presenter to record your webinar.


How to start a webinar recording in session

In case you decide to leave automatic recording off, here’s how to do it manually:

Step 1. Start your session

While in session, start the broadcast and share your screen.

Step 2. Set up your recording

GoToWebinar has recording abilities built in so there is no need to download an external screen recorder. Simply click Start Recording (Windows) or Record (Mac) to begin the recording of your screen. If you’re recording locally, you’ll need at least 5 GB of available hard drive space.

Step 3. Stop your recording

When you’re finished, select Stop Recording in the Screen Sharing pane. It is that easy!

Step 4. Edit and share the recording

When you end your webinar, you will be directed to your Video Library. Once the video is done saving, click on the video dropdown to download, edit, or share it.

Easy-to-use interface for hosting webinars

GoToWebinar makes managing webinars simple so you can focus on nailing your presentation.

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    All you need to do is fill out a form. Once you’ve entered your webinar’s details, GoToWebinar will create a registration page and an invitation email that you can use to get people signed up.

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    Hosting a webinar is easier than you think. You can present from your computer just as if you were actually there in the room with everyone else. Engage with attendees through Q&A, HD video conferencing, surveys, polls and more.

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    The ease of GoToWebinar allows you to deliver engaging webinars frequently. That means you can get your message out to bigger audiences, resulting a greater return on investment.

Get answers to all of your webinar questions

To save your webinar recording with GoToWebinar, do the following before your webinar:

1. In Settings under the Recording drop-down menu, choose where recordings are saved. Select the “My Recordings” option to automatically save your recordings to your online account in the My Recordings page. Select the “my computer only” option if you prefer to save your recorded sessions on your local hard drive.
2. Check the “Show webcams in recordings” box if you’d like to capture the shared webcams in addition to the shared content and audio. Note that this option is only available for online recordings and increases the file size.
To record a live webinar, start your session and then click Start Recording (on Windows), or Record (on Mac). This option is found at the bottom of the Screen Sharing pane. When you are finished recording, select Stop Recording. Keep in mind that you can enable auto-recording within your settings.
Record webinars on your computer in the following ways:

● Enable auto-record within your GoToWebinar settings.
● Click Start Recording (Windows) or Record (Mac) at the bottom of the Screen Sharing pane during your live webinar.

To pre-record a webinar with GoToWebinar, you can use Recorded (formerly called “Simulated Live”) webinars. First, host a Classic or Webcast webinar and record like you were presenting live (you don’t need to have anyone in attendance). Then schedule a new webinar and select Recorded as the webinar type. Choose the recording you just created, select a date and click Schedule Now. You can even incorporate polls, add handouts and configure Q&A settings to make it feel as vibrant as a live event!.

It’s easy to start recording webinar audio with GoToWebinar. If auto-recording is not set up within settings, simply click Start Recording (Windows) or Record (Mac) at the bottom of the Screen Sharing pane. Your audio, along with the shared content and webcams (if enabled), are then seamlessly captured in the recording.

If you want to record what you share on screen during a GoToWebinar session, simply click Start Recording (Windows) or Record (Mac) at the bottom of the Screen Sharing pane.

If you would like to record your presenters’ webcam , select the “Show webcams in the recordings” box within your GoToWebinar settings. And finally, if you want to capture the video clips that you share live during your event, make sure that the video you upload ahead of time is an MP4 file. Any YouTube video you add will be cut from the recording.

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