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How do I participate in a virtual or online event (GoToMeeting, Facebook, Zoom, etc.)?

FAQ: How do I participate in a virtual or online event (GoToMeeting, Facebook, Zoom, etc.)?

Answer:

When an event is described as "virtual" or "online" (either in its title or the location):

  • In most cases, instructions for participating will be included in the event's description.

  • If you have any further questions, please contact the location hosting the event, or contact us online.

 

For GoToMeeting and Zoom events:

 

 

  • These programs will be delivered via video conferencing software, available for free on your computer, tablet or smartphone. You have control over whether you share video or audio from your device. There may be an option to attend by regular phone call.

  • Some events require pre-registration; if so, this will be indicated in the event's description.

  • You may need to contact the library (or another organization if indicated) before the event for an access code to join the meeting.

  • If you're using a smartphone or a tablet to join the program, visit your device's app store to download the GoToMeeting app or the Zoom app. Both of these apps are free. Open the app a few minutes before the program is scheduled to begin and input the access code.

  • If you're using a computer to join the program, visit https://global.gotomeeting.com/join or https://zoom.us/join a few minutes before the program is scheduled to begin and input the access code. (These links also are provided in the descriptions for these events.) You may be prompted to install a small piece of software to continue.

 

For Facebook events:

  • If the event is a "Facebook Live" video streaming event, all you need to do is visit the library's Facebook page during the event: https://www.facebook.com/MCPL.Wausau.

  • Occasionally, we partner with other organizations who will host video streaming events on their own Facebook pages. Event descriptions will provide links to these Facebook pages as needed.

  • For all other Facebook events, follow the instructions provided in the event's description.