Once you've registered for a virtual event, you'll be able to attend the event by accessing your registration and joining the event in Handshake!
For more information on registering for an event, refer to Registering for an Event.
Accessing the event
There are three ways to access an event's registration page in Handshake:
Registration Confirmation Email
After registering for an event via Handshake, a registration confirmation email is sent to the email address on your Handshake account. This email includes a link to the event's details page.
Click on the event name, included in the first sentence of the email.
Events Search Page
Click Events in the upper-left corner of Handshake, then click on the event name from Your schedules on the right of the page.
Automated notifications in Handshake
Handshake provides two automated notifications in app and via email:
- The first is generated 24 hours before the event starts
- The second is generated 1 hour before the event starts.
Note: If you register within 24 hours of the event start time, you will only be sent the registration confirmation email and one notification, one hour prior to the event start time. If you register within an hour of the event start time, you'll be sent the same confirmation and reminder emails, however, the standard "one hour" notification email will be sent shortly after registration, so the "minutes till event start time" in the email will vary.
To access the event via a notification in-app, click on your icon in the upper-right corner of the screen, then click Notifications from the dropdown.
All notifications will be listed on the page - click Events on the left menu bar to view event notifications only.
Click on the blue link provided in the notification to go directly to the event's detail page.
Click on the event name, included in the first sentence of the email to be directed to the event in Handshake.
These event reminder notifications are enabled by default – if you'd like to change your notifications, refer to Managing Your Notification Preferences.
Joining the event
On the event's details page, click the blue button Join event to launch the event video. You'll be able to join the event up to 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and at any point through the scheduled event end time.
To make sure you're set up for success using integrated video, review the Attendee Requirements for Integrated Video in advance of your scheduled session.
- If you'd like to test your video before the event starts, click the link Test your audio and video, then follow the process outlined in Attendees: Test audio and video.
- If you'd like to turn on Live Caption for media in Chrome, follow the steps outlined in Google's Help Centre.
Learn more about available settings and options in Attending via Video on Handshake!