When events cannot be held in person, Bryn Mawr College recommends online or virtual events, which can be organized using some of the resources here.
Creating an Event and Terminology
When creating an Event in Drupal, the user can choose a location. A selection has been added for "Online/Virtual Event." There is still a "Location Detail" field immediately following that can be used to add information about the platform, delivery, or format to be used for this event. Examples could include:
A webinar usually signals an online event delivered to a large audience in which some sort of interactivity is possible, via asking questions or another device.
Stream or Livestream
A streaming event refers to the transmission and/or recording of a live event, often with zero or minimal audience interactivity.
Online/Virtual Meeting or Conferencing
This terminology signals a virtual event in which participants participate on more or less equal footing via videoconferencing software, audio conferencing, or online chat.
Facebook Live and Instagram Live
Facebook Live and Instagram Live are features specific to those social media platforms that allow users to stream live video with varying levels of audience interaction.
College Tools and Resources
A tech doc answers the question: Which Web-Conferencing Tool Should I Use? Supported options include:
- Zoom Pro. Web conferencing tool with additional features that make it easier to manage large collaborative meetings and collaborative meetings involving non-Bryn Mawr College people.
- Teams. Tool from Microsoft allowing synchronous communication, including chat and videoconferencing.
- Skype for Business. Solution for video and audio conferencing, webinars, and internal instant messaging.
Backgrounds and Wallpapers
Looking to spruce things up? College Communications is offering Zoom backgrounds and wallpapers for download.