FAQ: Member Groupcasts
Please note: Many states are modifying their rules to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. Please refer to our COVID-19 CLE Updates. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about Member Groupcasts.
What is a Groupcast?
Groupcasts are group viewings of PLI’s Live Webcasts or On-Demand Programs. Member Groupcasts can take place right in your office, simulating a classroom experience and encouraging attorneys to discuss the material being presented.
What type of credit can attendees earn by watching a Groupcast?
Currently, PLI offers the following credit types (depending on the program): CLE, CPD, CPE for CPAs, IRS CE, Privacy CE for IAPP-certified privacy professionals, CFE for Certified Fraud Examiners, CCB CEUs for Compliance Certification Board-certified professionals, HRCI and SHRM for HR professionals, CAMS for ACAMS-certified AML professionals, financial pros certified by the American Bankers Association (ABA), CFP for Certified Financial Planners, and more.
How do you set up a Member Groupcast?
Groupcasts are easy to set up. An administrator can request a Groupcast via the Request Groupcast feature in Membership Suite or click the “Request Groupcast” link the webpage of any online PLI program and follow the steps. Or, send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
Name and date of the Live Webcast (for On-Demand Webcasts, use the date you plan on holding the Groupcast).
Location(s) where the Groupcast is taking place.
The type of credit the attendees are seeking. If CLE is required, the email must include a list of states credit is requested for.
Name of coordinator and/or on-site contact that will be setting up and monitoring the Groupcast and to whom the Groupcast link will be sent.
Can we invite clients to our Member Groupcast?
Yes! Clients can be invited to attend your Groupcast and can be a terrific networking opportunity. Please contact your account manager for pricing.
How easy is the set-up from a technology perspective?
All Groupcasts stream through the Internet via Windows Media Player or Flash Video Player. All groupcasts stream through the web via PLI's self-hosted players, streaming HLS format through JW Player (live and on-demand) and ultra-low latency format through Wowza Player (live only). PLI’s website is optimized for use on Google Chrome. Your computer system must have high-speed Internet service and at least 280 KBPS bandwidth.
How do we access the Groupcast on the day of the program?
A Groupcast link is emailed to the coordinator one day prior to the scheduled Groupcast. This link can be used to access the program along with the sign-in forms and course materials.
Are Course Handbooks (CHBs) a part of the Groupcast?
Yes. Electronic versions of the Course Handbook (CHB), made available for download via the groupcast link, are provided at no additional cost. A bound CHB can be purchased at a cost of $79 per book for a single volume.
Do we have to click the timestamp?
No, the Groupcast link you will use to view the Groupcast will not have the timestamp found in individually-viewed Webcasts.
How do we track our time for credit purposes?
All Member Groupcast attendees must sign in/out on a single attendance form. There must be an attendance monitor present at the groupcast who is not seeking credit. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.