Host your own webinar with Vyew

While we’re on the subject of webinars:

Here at Discovery Education we make extensive use of webinars and video conferences.  Every week we’ve had a live video conference with our Discovery Educator Abroad and there are webinars going on daily that train people in different ways to enhance their usage of unitedstreaming (you need to be logged in to unitedstreaming to follow the link). 

So how can you make use of this technology in your own school?  I’ve found one website that provides you with a quick and easy way to host your own webinars.  The cost?  Free!

Vyew is a site that has quickly made it’s way into my list of favorite ‘Office 2.0’ applications.  It is entirely web based and works with most browsers and operating systems.  While it is still a beta and they may eventually charge in the future, right now there is no cost at all for using the software.  In fact, if you want to do a webinar with only one other person, you don’t even need to register at their site! 

During the webinar, youa re able to upload and share office documents and photos, share Google searches, create slide shows on the fly, share a whiteboard, and even share Yahoo maps!  It also supports Desktop sharing, but that feature is still pretty raw and has a bunch of warnings before you use it.  With a single click y ou can even invite everybody to join a free voice conference call!

Not bad for a free site, eh?  So if you’re looking for a webinar solution but don’t want to shell out the big bucks, take Vyew for a test drive.  It just might be all you need!


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  1. LaQuita Hutchinson said:

    Thank you for sharing this information. I would love to be able to do this with the teachers in our school district. Once again thanks for sharing.

  2. Fred Han said:

    Hi Steve,

    Thank you so much for the post and kind words. Please feel free to email me directly if you have any questions or if you have any special requests (e.g., increase meeting capacity).



  3. Reza said:

    Hi Steve,

    Thank you for posting on Vyew a while ago. As you may know, Vyew 2.0 is going to be released in mid-July.

    Our up coming release 2.0 has some unique and very useful new features. For example, it can support multiple VyewBooks. These VyewBooks which can be divided by customers, projects, interest, and more can be saved and open. Additionally, you can now mix and match pages from various file types or layered them together inside the same VyewPage which makes Vyew even more powerful in a collaborative environment.

    We can provide you a sneak preview of this new version should you be interested. Please email me at and I will be glad to send you the URL.


    Reza Gosal
    Marketing Department

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