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Launch presentation

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

If your institution has an institution-wide subscription, we recommend you host a free launch presentation, delivered by a Nature Masterclasses representative.

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. The presentations are designed to take place at the start of a subscription.
  • Presenter: A member from the institution and the Nature Masterclasses team
  • Duration: 30 minutes with additional time for a Q&A session
  • Software: your institution’s own online meeting software (for example Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, etc.) 

Presentation agenda:


1.

A brief welcome and introduction by the host at the institution
2. A brief introduction to Nature Masterclasses

3.

How to create an account for the online course

4.

How to navigate the course 

5.

How to complete lessons and modules, and track your progress

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. 

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 two weeks' notice to prepare for your presentation. (The two-week 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

  • Set up the event using your institution’s online meeting software and share the event’s registration link with your cohort. 
  • 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
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Launch presentation at the start of your subscription