What is a webinar?

A webinar (online seminar) is a way to attend training or professional development without leaving your office or home. Connect to the online training using your own operating system (telephone, desktop or personal computer) to view the presentation and interact with the presenter and other participants. Listen to the session via Telephone (like a conference call) or Mic & Speakers (audio headset to connected to your computer system), participate and provide feedback using the ‘Hand Up’ tool, ‘Poll’ feature, ‘Chat’ window and Mic options. Essentially, a webinar is an online training in real time, with plenty of opportunity for interaction.

System Requirements

What kind of operating system do I require?

At a minimum you will require:

  • A personal computer or laptop to view the presentation (Mac or PC)
  • An iOS, iPadOS or Android mobile or tablet device
  • Ability to receive audio (either using a telephone to dial-in or mic and speakers (headset) connected to your computer)

For PC-Based Organisers and Attendees:

  • Required: Windows® 7-10, Vista, XP or 2003 Server (Linux is not supported)
  • Required: Internet Explorer® V8 or Later, Mozilla® Firefox® V34 or Later, Google® Chrome® V34 or later or Microsoft Edge V12 or later
  • 5.0 or newer (JavaScriptTM and JavaTM enabled) . If needed, download Java here.
  • Required: Internet connection, with cable modem, DSL or better recommended
  • Recommended: Dual core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with at least 2 GB of RAM

For Mac-Based Organisers and Attendees

  • Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 (Leopard®), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®), OS X 10.7 (Lion®)
  • Required: SafariTM 3.0 or newer, or Firefox 3.0 or newer; (JavaScript and Java enabled; ChromeTM is not supported)
  • Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL or better recommended
  • Required: Intel processor with 512 MB of RAM or better recommended

Test your System

What if I want to trial my system first?

To trial your current operating system, please contact us for a test webinar by emailing us at [email protected]

During the Webinar

What happens during the webinar?

During the webinar, the presenter will control what is displayed on your screen. This can include the use of PowerPoint, other Microsoft Office programs, the live use of internet sites and online polls.

You will be able to:

  • Use your Telephone/Mic and Speakers audio options to speak with presenters/attendees
  • Use the ‘Hands Up’ tool to raise your virtual hand and engage in the discussion
  • Share your thoughts via the live ‘Chat’ window
  • Answer live ‘Polls’ which provide instant group feedback

Pre Webinar

What will I receive for this form of training?

Prior to the webinar:

  • You will receive a confirmation email from CTA which requires you to reserve your seat for the webinar by registering on Zoom using your first name, last name and an email address.
  • Once approved to attend the session, you will then receive a unique URL which will enable you to join the training session once it has commenced at the specified time.
  • All associated electronic resources the presenter has outlined during the session.

Post Webinar

What will I receive for this form of training?

Post webinar:

  • Within 48 hours of the completion of the webinar, you will receive an electronic version of your Statement of Attendance as well as a link to complete a feedback survey in order to access the webinar’s electronic resources
  • Electronic resources include: Any associated electronic resources the presenter has outlined during the session which you may not have received