I've spent 2 hours trying to reach support, for 3 people to hang up at me, and 1 to give me a number for internet support before I can tell him why I'm calling. I would like to cancel, but I first need to complete one more webinar next week.
So I had a large webinar and the chat was disabled for participants to chat the larger group which ruined the format we had planned, but I'm not aware of this being a setting. They were supposed to share with the group over chat and could not. Secondly, I wanted to find out if there are ways to create break out groups like with Zoom. I've talked to the Chat bot who is not intitutive, only to end up calling support and have neve gotten anything helpful back from any contact with GotoWebinar. Most likely will cancel as this is my job, and I cannot rely on the technology if there is no support to back it up.
Does anyone know how to renable the chat features, and if there is a way to do breakout groups among attendees?
You can't turn on chat for the entire group. The chat is only for people to chat to the presenters and organizers. We work around that by inviting people to put their comments and ideas in the Q&A pane and then we can promote them to the group. It takes more work, but it is good because we can filter out inappropriate comments.
Also, GTW does not have breakout rooms. If you want break out rooms, you have to use GoToTraining.
I gave a similar reply to Fran in this other discussion where you posted a similar question.
Thanks - this isn't a great feature for us because we work with adult professionals who use discretion and we'd like them to be able to speak amongst themselves and share and learn from each other. It would be better if the organizer could turn this function on or off. As other platforms are trying to be more engaging, feels like GTW is resistant towards positive change.
Thanks for your laying it out -- in this next webinar we will uplift the comments and then move to another platform. This is bulky and expensive for not having the flexibility or support. Our participants and speakers have complained, so it's not worth us losing partners over this tiny feature.