Stream Virtual Meetings on Website

Date: April 7, 2020 | Categories: , ,

Increase meeting attendance by streaming online

With increased and prolonged social distancing measures in place, municipalities are forced to have their meetings online. How do municipalities keep their communities engaged and informed during these virtual meetings? One solution is to stream your meeting online.

It is easy to stream your meeting online. Many of the mainstream media solutions offer the capability to stream a meeting to YouTube. With this free plugin, you can stream your live YouTube video to your website.

Setup

First, decide which meeting solution you’d like to use. Zoom has been all over the media lately, but it is not the only option. Streamyard offers similar capabilities for a small monthly fee. Jitsi offers similar basic capabilities for free, with the option to upgrade for enhanced features. Rather than handing out meeting credentials via your website opening your organization up to security risks, you can stream the broadcast instead.

Be aware of the virtual meeting software you choose. Zoom has been plagued with security issues after its increased popularity and media coverage.

https://www.cisomag.com/new-zoom-bug-lets-hackers-compromise-windows-credentials/

Once you’ve decided how you wish to gather, you need to set up a verified YouTube account for your municipality or organization. Setup is fairly easy, although it should be an official and not a personal email address used for the account. Verification of your YouTube account requires just a few steps more.

Now you can link your meeting software to your YouTube account. Each service is slightly different, but we’ve compiled a list of how-tos for the services mentioned here.

Putting it all together

Now you need to link your YouTube account to your website. There is a free plugin that does the trick quite nicely. If you are a PSAB Web Design Program participant, we will help you get the plugin installed and your YouTube channel connected.

It has been challenging for businesses, municipalities, and employees to adapt to working 100% remotely. For organizations or governments that must make their meeting open to the public, streaming the broadcast via their website may be a useful tool.

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