Article

Launch presentation

A launch presentation is a great way for institutions to tell their researchers about a new Nature Masterclasses subscription.

If your institution subscribes to our online course in Scientific Writing and Publishing, we can provide your institution with a free launch presentation.

Launch presentation at the start of your subscription

About the presentations:

  • Aim: To help subscribing institutions tell their researchers about their Nature Masterclasses access.
  • Available to: Subscribers with institution-wide access to our online course in Scientific Writing and Publishing. The presentations are designed to run at the start of a subscription.
  • Presenter: A member of the Nature Masterclasses team
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Software: Adobe Connect. Researchers taking part in the presentation don't need to install anything but are advised to use Google Chrome as their browser. If researchers have not used Adobe Connect on their computer before, they should test their computer

Presentation agenda:

1.

A brief introduction to Nature Masterclasses

2.

How to register for the online course

3.

How to navigate the course 

4.

How to complete lessons and modules, and track your progress

5.

Additional features, such as “Ask our Editors”

6.

Q&A. A chance for researchers to ask questions


Tips for institutions preparing for a presentation:

Step 1: Decide the format

  • Decide whether your researchers should join the presentation individually and remotely from their personal computers, or whether you would prefer to have your researchers watch the presentation together. Each researcher will need to click the registration link to access the presentation.

Step 2: Decide the date and time — and venue if required

  • Once your institution has confirmed your subscription, we will be in touch to discuss the date and time of your launch presentation. 
  • Please note that we request a minimum of one month's notice to prepare for your presentation. (The one-month lead time is also useful for driving awareness of your presentation and encouraging researchers to register). 
  • If your researchers will watch the presentation together in a room, you will need a venue (ideally accommodating a projector and large screen).
  • You will need to distribute the registration link to your researchers in advance.

Step 3: Invite your researchers to register for the presentation

  • For each presentation we will supply a registration link. Your researchers must click on the link and register for the webinar. 
  • To make your researchers aware of the presentation, we encourage you to send an email and post some information on your institution's website. You are welcome to use our sample text
Image Credits
Launch presentation at the start of your subscription