Digital Resource Webinars
Notice: Digital Resource trainings are currently on hold. We will take this time to evaluate existing trainings, training needs across Districts, and how best to serve everyone across the state.
Once we have a plan in place, we will send out an update with information on how we will proceed. If you have any questions or recommendations, please contact us.
AgriLife Digital Education
Need copies of publications for online delivery?
For those taking part in an online delivery method for a program that typically uses physical copies of printed publications. If your publications are housed at the AgriLife Bookstore and you do not have PDF copies of those publications, please email Whitney Green (firstname.lastname@example.org) the following information:
Subject: Workshop Delivery During Coronavirus
The name of the publication(s) you use:
The date of the workshop or facilitation:
You will then be emailed a PDF copy of any publication(s) required for your program delivery. If you need a PDF version of curriculum or other publications to be created, please submit a request form here: https://digitaleducation.agrilife.org/publishing/
Web Conferencing Tools
Teams can be accessed via the TEAMS application on your work laptop or via a web browser on your home computer by going to https://teams.office.com and logging in with your AgNet credentials (firstname.lastname@AGNET.tamu.edu).
For how-to guides and an overview on how to utilize features such as web conferencing, chat, file sharing and other features of TEAMS please go to: https://firstcallhelp.tamu.edu/whats-new/teams/.
Campus-based delivery options are available through Zoom (for non-agents).
We have compiled a list of Zoom tutorials for more information on how you can utilize Zoom.
AgriLife Extension encourages the use of WebEx for online program delivery in counties and regions.
Webinar Best Practices
A webinar is a unique way to engage your audience and interact with them, regardless of the audience size or location. Some key components for an effective webinar include choosing the right technology, creating an environment that is not distracting, preparing ahead of time, knowing how to create and present presentations to a webinar audience, and understanding how to record a webinar.
This document outlines methods to be fully prepared to put on a high-quality, successful webinar.
Slide Creation Tools
- Google Slides
Graphic Creation Tools
Image Sourcing Tools
- Otter.ai – Otter.ai is a transcription tool that converts live speaking into a written transcription. You can use this to create captions to add to your videos.
- Camtasia – Camtasia is a screen-recording and video-editing tool that makes it easy to record and create videos. TechSmith Camtasia is available for $20 per license to AgriLife entities at AgriLife Tech Buy
- Need some music? Check out the Youtube Audio Library.
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