Webinar FAQs

What are Webinars?

Our webinar series are designed to bring you access to national level education experts online. As a participant, you will view the presentation on a computer via a URL while listening to the audio through your phone (from a toll-free number) or your over VOIP on your computer. Each program is presented by leading experts in the field.

Can the audience ask questions?
You can absolutely ask questions during the live programs!  You’ll also have the opportunity to submit questions once the program has started by sending a message directly to the presenter.

If you access the program through ASDNs webcast recording archive, you won’t be able to ask your own questions, but will have access to the questions and answers from the live broadcast.

Additionally, interactive polling questions woven through each program will give you an idea of what your peers and fellow program participants are thinking.

Should I participate alone or watch these programs with my staff?
One of the greatest benefits of the webinars is that you can gather your key personnel to experience professional development together. Follow-up discussions after each program can help you as a team to determine how to implement the information you’ve learned in your district.

How do Webinars Work?

1. Register
Register online www.asdn.org.

2. Set up
Comprehensive instructions will be e-mailed to you when you register. The handouts for the program will also be included in the email. The email will provide details and instructions, a toll-free number, and a unique link for connecting to the Webinar site.

You may test your computer by running a browser test prior to the event. Our webinars use Adobe Connect. If you’ve never used Adobe Connect, ensure your computer and network connections are properly configured to provide you with the best possible experience by clicking this test link:
http://www.adobe.com/go/meeting_test

You will need a speakerphone that can dial a toll-free, long distance number and or a computer with speakers and a microphone enabled.

3. Day of the Program
On the day of your scheduled program, click on the link provided. You will be directed to the program’s log-in page for verification. You will sign in and be able to view the presentation. You will dial a toll-free number to be connected to the audio portion of the program.

How Can Webinars Work for My District?

Webinars give you the opportunity to access excellent training and educational sessions for a minimal cost and time commitment. These programs are:

• Easy to access. All you need is a computer, an Internet connection and a speakerphone.
• Cost effective and convenient. No travel is required.
• Full of important, relevant information delivered by leading experts.
• Comprehensive, with interactive question-and-answer sessions, polling and handouts.

• Have a topic you’re interested in learning more about through a webinar? Send your recommendations to Kathy Blanc at kblanc@alaskacsa.org.

More Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend a Webinar?
These programs will be of interest to school system leaders and classroom teachers. Individual program descriptions will describe the target audience.

May I record the live broadcast?
No. ASDN does record the live session for on-demand viewing at a later date.

What if I can’t attend the live broadcast?
If your schedule doesn’t allow you to participate in a live broadcast, ASDN makes it convenient for you to get the education you need through its growing library of recorded webcasts that are available on-demand. Archives of each program will be available after the live events.

How fast does my Internet connection need to be?
For a smooth experience, you will need DSL or a cable modem at a minimum.

Can the program get through my firewall?
Normally there are no firewall issues. However, some organizations have more restrictive firewalls in place than others. If you know you have a very restrictive firewall, check with your technical support staff first.

How do I log on to a Webinar for which I registered?
Comprehensive instructions will be e-mailed to you the day before the Webinar. The e-mail will provide details and instructions, a toll-free number and a unique link for connecting to the Webinar site. You may test your computer by running a browser test prior to the event. Technical support will be available through a toll-free number.

Someone else registered me for the program and I don’t have the registration information. What should I do to be able to participate?
You will need the instructions email that will be sent to all registered participants the day before the Webinar. These instructions will be sent to the email address entered on the registration form.

I lost my instructions e-mail. What should I do?
Contact us at 364-3809 or asdn@alaskaacsa.org and request a new instructions e-mail.

How early should I log in to access the live program?
Make sure to log in about ten minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure that you don’t miss the beginning of the program.

Where do I get the program handouts?
The handouts will be e-mailed to you the day before the program. Make sure to print a copy of the materials for each person attending the program with you.

I registered for a program and was unable to attend at the last minute. Can I get a refund?
While we are unable to refund registration fees unless notified 3 or more days before the program, we will give you access to the program through the On-Demand Archive at no additional cost to you.