ON24 offers over 20 engagement tools — also known as “widgets” — that you can use to customize your webinar experience.
Standard webinar tools
The Slides widget displays the slides that are presented to your audience during your webinar. The Slides widget will also display polls, surveys, and video clips that are pushed to the slides section.
The Media Player widget plays the audio and/or video for your webinar. For archived events, this widget allows attendees to pause, fast-forward, or rewind the presentation.
The Q&A widget allows your attendees to submit questions at any time during live or on-demand webinars. Presenters typically answer the questions during the live broadcast. Supporting staff can also send text-based answers to questions, which will be displayed in the Q&A widget. For on-demand webinars, the Q&A widget can be configured to email questions to supporting staff members.
The Content widget allows you to add one or more information pages to your webinar using a basic text editor with the following formatting features:
- Multiple fonts and sizes
- Italics, underline, and bold styles
- Text justification (left, right, and center)
The URL widget allows you to direct webinar attendees to a related URL. You can either provide a link that, when clicked, will open in a new tab, or you can have the website load within the widget window.
The Speaker Bio widget allows you to introduce the presenter with important information such as their name, photo, title, company, and a brief biography. The Speaker Bio widget allows rich text formatting, including different font styles and sizes, bullets, and hyperlinks.
The Chapter widget allows you to display a table of contents for archived webinars. To advance through the webinar, participants simply click on the chapter of interest. If a new chapter is entered as the webinar plays, the associated chapter title is highlighted.
The Resource List widget lets you add documents, presentations, URLs, podcasts, and other content to your webinar. The following content types are supported (maximum size is 25MB per file):
- Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
- PowerPoint presentations (.ppt, .pptx)
- Excel spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx)
- Acrobat documents (.pdf)
- Podcasts (.mp3)
- Videos (.mp4)
The Contact Us widget provides an easy means for viewers to contact your company. The widget allows an attendee to send an email to the email addresses that you specify.
Email a Friend
The Email a Friend widget provides an easy means for viewers to share information about your webinar with their friends and colleagues.
The Image widget lets you add an image to your webinar console. The Image widget can be hyperlinked — that is, if it is clicked, it will take the attendee to the associated website.
The Text widget allows text to be added to the webinar console. The Text widget can be hyperlinked — that is, if it is clicked, it will take the attendee to the associated website.
The Survey widget allows you to survey your audience during a webinar. You can ask multiple choice, true/false, and open-ended questions, and attendees reply directly from within the webinar.
Social media tools
The Twitter widget allows your attendees to view one or more Twitter feeds from within your ON24 webinars. It also lets them share information about the webinar with their Twitter followers. The Twitter feed that is displayed in the widget is determined by the following elements:
- Hashtag(s): The hashtag(s) for the Twitter feeds that you would like your attendees to view in the webinar
- Account(s): The account(s) for the Twitter feeds that you would like your attendees to view in the webinar
- Keyword(s): The keyword(s) that must appear in a tweet for it to be displayed
The LinkedIn widget allows your audience to connect with your company via LinkedIn. Audience members can follow your page, see who else in their network is following your page, and share your page with the public, their connections, groups, or private individuals. Attendees can view your LinkedIn profile without any login requirement; when they attempt to share they will be prompted to log in with LinkedIn credentials.
The Facebook widget allows your attendees to connect with your company by liking and sharing your page with their connections on Facebook. Attendees can view your Facebook content without any login requirement; when they attempt to share, like, or comment they will be prompted to log in with their Facebook credentials.
The Wikipedia widget allows attendees to search for the definitions of unfamiliar terms using Wikipedia.com. It ensures that your audience understands the information and terminology being discussed in your webinar.
The Share This widget allows your attendees to share your webinar’s title, description, and URL with their friends and colleagues on 17 popular social media sites. The share options can be turned on or off based on five categories:
- Blogging: Twitter, Blogger, LiveJournal, and WordPress
- Social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Bebo, and Orkut
- Bookmarking: Google, Delicious, and StumbleUpon
- Email: Gmail and Email
- Social news: Digg, Reddit, and Mixx
The Idea widget is designed for webinars that require brainstorming, feedback, or focus group functionality. The Idea widget allows you to pose a question or topic to the audience. Attendees can take the following actions:
- Post their ideas or responses to the question
- Comment on ideas from other attendees
- Collectively rank the ideas and comments.
After the webinar ends, you can generate an HTML report that includes the ideas, comments, and ratings.
Using the Group Chat widget, audience members can directly chat with one another. You can configure the widget to allow anonymous participation or show users’ names in the text chat display. During the live webinar, the presenters (or moderators) may facilitate the discussion through the presenter interface. The presenter/moderator chat entries are marked with a star.
Enterprise communication tools
The Test widget gives you the ability to quiz webinar attendees by creating questions that have specific answers. You can define how many questions must be answered correctly in order to pass, as well as allow test takers to retake the test one or more times if they do not pass.
The Certification widget allows you to set up a webinar for training, virtual learning, or certification. The certification widget can use information from the Test widget, polls created in presentation manager, and the amount of time attendees have spent in the webinar to evaluate whether the certification requirements have been met.