How to record a webinar

Learn how easy it is to record a webinar with GoTo Webinar.

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Three reasons to record your next webinar

Done right, pre-recorded webinars can become an invaluable tool for meeting business goals like:

  • Widening impact

    A pre-recorded webinar can be spread across a wider audience using email, social channels, and your own network.
  • Training employees and customers

    Reusable webinars can reduce your workload and encourage more frequent communication with customers and employees.
  • Improving sales

    Engaging online discussions could mean more high-quality leads for your sales team.

First, choose a recording-friendly webinar platform

Not all webinar recording software is created equal. GoTo Webinar lets you skip the second-party screen recorder, so you can schedule, create, and share recorded webinars with one simple tool.

Hosting a webinar has never been so easy. With GoTo Webinar, you can present from your computer just as if you were actually there in the room with everyone else. With easy-to-use features for pre-recording, no need to worry about connectivity issues or live hosting nerves. 
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Need help promoting your webinar? With GoTo Stage, you can share your event recordings for free to an audience of over 60 million professionals.
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The ease of GoTo Webinar allows you to deliver engaging webinars more frequently – meaning you can get your message out to bigger audiences for greater ROI.
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Record a webinar in session in four simple steps...

Record a webinar on a Mac or PC automatically, or control recordings manually in four easy steps:

  • 1. Start your session

    While in session, start the broadcast and share your screen.
  • 3. Stop your recording

    When you’re finished, select Stop Recording in the Screen Sharing pane. It is that easy!
  • 2. Set up your recording

    GoTo Webinar has recording abilities built in so there is no need to download an external screen recorder. Simply click Start Recording (Windows) or Record (Mac) to begin the recording of your screen. If you’re recording locally, you’ll need at least 5 GB of available hard drive space.
  • 4. Edit and share the recording

    When you end your webinar, you will be directed to your Video Library. Once the video is done saving, click on the video dropdown to download, edit, or share it.

...or plan ahead with scheduled webinars

Reduce stress with recorded webinar content that feels like a live event.

Automate everything

Recorded Events simplifies the webinar experience by automating the entire event. Your webinars can run themselves without you even having to be there!

Reuse your recordings

Want to keep using pre-recorded content? Just select Recorded Events. Pick the recording you want to use, schedule it to auto-play (or make it available on demand) and then sit back and relax.

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Get answers to all of your webinar questions

To save your webinar recording with GoTo Webinar, do the following before your webinar:

1. In Settings under the Recording drop-down menu, choose where recordings are saved. Select the “My Recordings” option to automatically save your recordings to your online account in the My Recordings page. Select the “my computer only” option if you prefer to save your recorded sessions on your local hard drive.

2. Check the “Show webcams in recordings” box if you’d like to capture the shared webcams in addition to the shared content and audio. Note that this option is only available for online recordings and increases the file size.

To record a live webinar, start your session and then click Start Recording (on Windows), or Record (on Mac). This option is found at the bottom of the Screen Sharing pane. When you are finished recording, select Stop Recording. Keep in mind that you can enable auto-recording within your settings.

Record webinars on your computer in the following ways:

1. Enable auto-recordwithin your GoTo Webinar settings.

2. Click Start Recording (Windows) or Record (Mac) at the bottom of the Screen Sharing pane during your live webinar.

To pre-record a webinar with GoTo Webinar, you can use Recorded (formerly called “Simulated Live”) webinars. First, host a Classic or Webcast webinar and record like you were presenting live (you don’t need to have anyone in attendance). Then schedule a new webinar and select Recorded as the webinar type. Choose the recording you just created, select a date and click Schedule Now. You can even incorporate polls, add handouts and configure Q&A settings to make it feel as vibrant as a live event!.

It’s easy to start recording webinar audio with GoTo Webinar. If auto-recording is not set up within settings, simply click Start Recording (Windows) or Record (Mac) at the bottom of the Screen Sharing pane. Your audio, along with the shared content and webcams (if enabled), are then seamlessly captured in the recording.

If you want to record what you share on screen during a GoTo Webinar session, simply click Start Recording (Windows) or Record (Mac) at the bottom of the Screen Sharing pane.

If you would like to record your presenters’ webcam , select the “Show webcams in the recordings” box within your GoTo Webinar settings. And finally, if you want to capture the video clips that you share live during your event, make sure that the video you upload ahead of time is an MP4 file. Any YouTube video you add will be cut from the recording.