Once your webinar is configured and you’re ready to go live, click the Manage production button on the webinar management page. You can get to this page by going to your video manager, select Live events, then click into the webinar.
This will open the live preview page for your webinar, which functions the same way here as it does for all live events on Vimeo. Here, you can configure and manage simulcast destinations, chat, auto closed captions, polls, Q&A, graphics overlays, and monitor your stream health.
⚠️Note: If you choose to simulcast your webinar to other destinations, Vimeo will not be able to gate access to that content or track viewer-level analytics.
This is also where you can choose to stream via your browser using a webcam and screensharing, or you can select the Connect (RTMPS) tab to get the RTMPS URL and Stream Key to input into an external encoder.
💡Tip: If you use Livestream Studio, you can also log in to Vimeo and find your webinar event in the Events dropdown as you would for other events.
If you are streaming via webcam, you can click the red Go Live button in the upper right corner to start streaming to your audience. If you are using an external encoder, start the stream from the encoder (if you opt to preview the stream first, be sure to click Go Live on the preview page to push your stream live to your viewers).
Once your webinar is in flight, you can manage all aspects of the event from the preview page. When your webinar is over, click End event in the upper right corner of the preview page to stop streaming. The stream will begin archiving immediately. (If you are using an external encoder, be sure to stop your stream there as well.)
All webinars act as recurring events, so you can stream to the same webinar as many times as needed. If you are fully done using this webinar, go back to the webinar management page and click the Complete event button. This will prompt us to send the follow-up email to your attendees and generate analytics for your webinar.