Definition of Webinar Terms
What is an organizer?
An organizer is a person with a GoToWebinar account who schedules, starts, manages and ends a webinar. An organizer can also designate other attendees to be organizers or panelists. Once a webinar starts, the initial organizer (Virtual Library staff) is the default presenter and may either begin presenting or pass the presenter controls to any other organizer or panelist.
What is a panelist?
A panelist is a person who presents and/or answers questions assigned to him or her during a webinar. A panelist can be given the presenter controls at any time during the webinar and is able to speak on the conference call by default. Panelists do not need to have GoToWebinar accounts to participate in web events.
What is a presenter?
A presenter is the person showing his or her desktop to the webinar audience. The webinar organizer is always designated as the first presenter. The presenter role can then be passed to another organizer, panelist or attendee.
Presenters can show their complete desktops, a clean screen (with no icons or taskbar) or a specific application window to all webinar attendees. Presenters may choose to pause showing their desktops or applications at any time. Presenters may grant other organizers or panelists the ability to share control of the presenter's mouse and keyboard.
What is an attendee?
An attendee is any person who can view the presenter's screen but is initially muted on the conference call to minimize background noises that would detract from the presentation. If you're using Unlimited Audio, the organizer can unmute up to 25 participants (including panelists and other organizers), whether they're in Telephone mode or using VoIP. If additional attendees need to speak, a corresponding number of unmuted participants will first need to be muted, as only 25 may be unmuted at any time.
Attendees do not need to have GoToWebinar accounts to participate in web events.