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SHARCNET makes a number of seminar events available online (New User Webinar, general interest talks, etc.) using two platforms - Vidyo and Zoom. For now only the bi-weekly General Interest webinars are delivered via Zoom, but we will be moving our weekly New User Webinars to Zoom as well. Both platforms can be used by either installing an app (available for Windows, Mac, Linux etc), or running it in a browser (no installation required). At this point we do not require creation of an account for Zoom, but we might enforce it in the future, so it is a good idea to create a free Zoom account now.

Please note that if your device has a microphone (highly recommended) and/or webcam, they will be used by Vidyo/Zoom to transmit your audio and video to all seminar participants. They are normally off by default, but you can enable them by clicking on a corresponding button at the bottom of your Vidyo/Zoom window - but only when allowed by the host. Normally we do not allow attendees to use their mikes during the webinar, but we have special time for questions and answers at the end of each webinar when the mikes can be enabled. Generally, please keep your mike muted (and webcam disabled) unless you want to ask a question.

We normally record our seminars, and make them available to all SHARCNET users. All recent and new webinars are posted on our youtube channel, . The links to the video recordings, slides and abstracts can be found on our online seminars page.

Please note that times for our webinars are for the Eastern Time (EST/EDT) zone.