In this article, we share with you how to conduct live events, webinars, or training with Knorish by using Zoom. 


One of the key benefits with Zoom is that only people with the meeting ID and its password can access the course. Plus there are waiting rooms available for attendees as they wait for the meeting host etc. Besides Zoom in itself is a known app across the world and people are now comfortable using it for their online training/live events needs. This is why this article is for those who use zoom for their online training/events etc.


By using Zoom and Knorish, you get a unique benefit of being able to automate the logistics behind running an online webinar/training event. 


First Things First: Why would you need to use zoom with Knorish:

It's simple. 

While zoom is a great solution for conducting online training, it is not really a full-fledged solution for automating the logistics behind running webinars. Knorish has those additional benefits and features that can help.


The feature of auto sending emails as a reminder is one key differentiating factor here as this helps you to just set it up once and forget about reminding people again. Plus only the users who have signed up for the session get the reminder none other. 


Additionally, the email body already has your brand's name, user's name, date, and time already listed. All you have to do at the time of setup is to list the zoom link for the online session. SO imagine you have 100 participants logging in, you don't have to send 100 emails. Just set up the reminders and you are good to go.


Follow the steps listed below 


After you log in to your Knorish account and access the Dashboard, under courses you can create a new course and give it a name. Preferably the name of the Webinar/ Live Event. 



Here, you can select Add Section and type in the name of the Section. Then as shown below, type in the name of chapter and select Live Event.

  


Once you click on 'Create Live Event', Enter the details of the session such as the Title, start & end date and time. Marked within the Blue box



Zoom Set Up


Log in to your zoom account and set up a Zoom Call 


Click on Schedule a new meeting, set up the time and date and simply click on save. Once done, copy the Zoom Invitation. 


Here's how you use Zoom With Knorish

 

In the pink box highlighted above, the text listed is changeable. So what you can do is type in the text message and copy-paste the zoom link for the session such as: 


To access the Zoom Webinar, Use this link: ENTER YOUR ZOOM MEETING LINK HERE



User's View


So when a participant logs in to their account, they will be able to access the live event section as shown below and then copy-paste the link to access Zoom directly.



In case when you paste the code and it's not automatically hyperlinked, here's how you make the link clickable for auto-redirection


To make this link clickable follow these three simple steps: 


You simply:

1. Click on Source to access the code

2. Paste <a href=" "> before the link starts

3. Then add </a>  immediately after the link text ends to indicate where the link ends.

*color change in the text above is for indicative purposes only. 


After adding this, the text will be hyperlinked as shown below



User's View of the hyperlinked URL:


NOTE:  Since you are using Zoom for webinars, You may leave the YouTube live and upload video button blank when using Zoom. 

 

What Next: Set Up Auto Reminders

To set up auto reminders via email, click on New Email, and on the pop up you can set the message and other details. If you wish you can also add the Zoom link here in the body of the email. 



The default email body already contains:

  1. Organization Name
  2. User's Name
  3. Event Start Date
  4. Event End Date
  5. Timezone


Simply, select the date and time for the auto-reminder, and the system would auto shoot an email for you on the preset time and date. There are no limits to the number of times your users can be sent emails with this method. And you can send as many as you like, however, please do not spam other's email inbox


IMP NOTE: The email would only be sent to all the users who have signed up for the course/live event.


In fact, by using this method, you can use any video conferencing facility, including Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, or any other.