Virtual Events

Hosting a Virtual Event

Because of recent COVID-19 disruptions, we know many people in our campus community have been moving their events to a virtual platform while we have been unable to gather in person. Because we expect physical distancing to continue, and understand that many people in our community may still prefer to host virtual events in order to minimize risk during the 2020-2021 academic year, we want to provide you with as many resources as possible to set you up for success. Below you will find information on what platforms are provided by Seattle University, and links to guides that will walk you through how to use their different capabilities. Additionally, we have compiled a list of best practices and tips to help you plan an engaging and professional event. We hope you will find this information useful, and look forward to seeing how our community uses these tools to get creative with events. Happy planning!

Step #1: What platform is available and best for you to use?

Step #2: Learn about Zoom’s capabilities

For many of us, planning and hosting virtual events is relatively new. We are here to help! Below are a few links to resources that explain how to setup frequently used features on all of the available accounts. Some of the links below are specific to the type of Zoom being used. Please make sure you are selecting the correct instructions for your version of Zoom. Further below in the Additional Resources section, there are

Step #3: Plan and Implement an Effective and Engaging Event

Below we have compiled a list of common tips to help you plan a professional and engaging event.