Short for Web-based seminar, a webinar is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web using video conferencing software. It uses the internet to connect you to the individual who is hosting the lecture. Hosts can show themselves speaking, switch to their computer screens for slideshows or demonstrations, and even invite guests from other locations to co-host the lecture with them. Webinars also provide interactive features that you can use to ask questions and to chat with the host.

You can access a webinar from the comfort of your home using your computer system or mobile device. Webinars can be recorded and stored on the internet for you to view at a later date.