YouTube has an excellent facility that permits you to live stream for up to 24 hours and also has screen sharing abilities. It is free and easy to get set up.
You can choose to go Live immediately or schedule your live streams for future dates, which is excellent if you want to create a calendar of events for your group teaching, coaching or consulting.
In this document, I will show, step by step how to get up and running quickly to the point of copying your live stream link, which you can then embed anywhere on your WP site.
If you have not created a Learner Profile to stream in yet, it can be done in three simple steps.
The 3 basic steps to setup Learner Profiles
Step 1.: Create a Page on your WordPress and name it Learner Profile, User Profile or anything else.
Step 2.: Click on the eLearnCommerce Shortcode Builder and choose the User Profile Page Shortcode.
Step 3.: Customize your Shortcode and then click “Use Shortcode”. Save your Page.
You can find a full step-by-step guide to setting up a Learner Profile here.
Before you get started, you must have your YouTube Channel Enabled for Live Streaming.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR LIVE STREAM
Step 1: From your YouTube channel icon, select YouTube Studio (Beta)
Step 2: From the Upper Right Hand Menu, select Go live
Step 3: 1.: Select Stream -> 2.: Click Events
Step 4: This one will pop-up on your screen just click Skip
Step 5: Click New live event
- Public/Private/Unlisted [If you want your stream to be seen by everyone, leave on 'Public'. If you are doing private teaching/coaching in your PLM chose 'Unlisted']
Step 6: Add 1.: Thumbnail then click 2: Single-use stream key then copy the 3.: stream name/key.
You will NOT be live yet! You will need an encoder in order for you to go live.
You can download OBS ( Open Broadcaster Software) For Free!
Step 7: Once you're done installing OBS Software, Open the software then Click Settings
Step 8: Select Stream > Select Youtube/ Youtube Gaming For server then Primary Youtube ingest server, Paste your stream name/key
Step 9: Click Start Streaming on your OBS Software
You are still not live, but you will now see the Live Streaming Feed here. Click View on Watch Page
Now is the perfect time to do final checks on your equipment [mic. camera etc. which all can be accessed from the icon bar at the top of the window.]
Step 8: Click Share Button to Copy your Live Stream Link.
STEP 9: Copy the link then Embed this on any WP page or into your PLM Learning Channel of choice.
You can explore how to embed your live stream link in the PLM here.
Step 9: The stream will start on the time you scheduled it.