One of the many types of material that you can supplement your courses with, are your live webinars. Since September 2016 Google Hangouts has been integrated with Youtube so all you need to do is make sure you have a google account.


Let us see how you can integrate your course with a video stream of your live webinar, shall we?


1 Log into your YouTube account and go to this page: https://www.youtube.com/my_live_events


2 From there  Go live now or enter in details to schedule your event for later.


3 On the "Create a new event" page you can insert the following details:


1) Your Live Stream title

2) The time your Live Stream will start and finish (Latter is optional)

3) Your place and time zone

4) Your Live Stream

5) Any relevant tags (optional)

6) Control who can see the broadcast

    Public - Anyone can see and access the event.

    Unlisted - The event isn’t shown publicly but anyone with a link can join. This is identical to the previous Google+ Hangouts On Air setting.

    Private - Only people you specifically invite can join the event. You can share the event with a domain, group, or individual.

7) The type of stream - Make sure you select Quick.


Once you are done customizing your Live Stream details, hit "Go live now" on the top right. A message will pop up informing you that you are about to start a live broadcast, accept and proceed.


4 A new window opens with Hangouts on Air where you can set up the technical parts of your stream before starting your broadcast. Now is the time to acquire the shareable links. To do that, click on the Links button on the bottom right of the window.



5 In the small window that opens, you can share the YouTube page of your Live Stream (so your learners can join the Webinar) and you can also copy a script to embed the broadcast video within your Course.



Note: 

If you want your learners to only watch the stream of your video, with no interaction with them, then you simply have to embed the "Video Embed" script, into a relevant learning unit within the course.

If you want your learners to be able to communicate with you during the Live Stream then you need to share with them the "YouTube Page" link.


Case A: No Interaction


1 Go to the page of the course you want to embed the Live Stream and click on "Add an Activity" to add a new learning unit. Then select the "Embed" learning unit.

2 Give your new Learning Unit a title and then click on the "Save" button.

3 Then hover over the new learning unit and click on the highlighted button below.



4 Here you can edit the title of your Live Stream Unit, set the unit's icon and Paste the "video embed" script of your Youtube Stream, mentioned two steps above. Remember to hit "Save".


Make sure the link within the script has "https" instead of "http" for the platform player to know that it is a safe domain to reproduce the stream from.


This is how your learners will view your Broadcast from within the course.


Case B: Chat with your viewers


1 In order for you and your learners to be able to chat while the webinar is being broadcasted, you need to share with them the "YouTube Page" link mentioned above. This presupposes that your learners have a google account so they can comment on your Live Stream's chat box.


2 You also need to follow the "YouTube Page" link so as to access the chat box, view and respond to viewers' questions.


3 To be able to only keep the chat box without the video stream (since you are not a viewer) click on the three vertical dots on the top right and then select "Popout chat".



4 Now you can have it all at once.


Remember to click on "Start Broadcast" whenever you are ready to start your Live Stream.


What are you waiting for then? Broadcast your Webinar now!