Online meeting etiquette to help keep our focus during meetings, please:
- We request that you use a private room whenever possible. A headset with a built in microphone is optimal, but not required.
- We request that you turn off: phone ringers, notifications, alarms, noisy equipment. During the group, you may also need to turn off your video if your internet connection is slow.
- If you are using an iPad, please stabilize the device or turn off the video when moving around.
- Please do not use the chat function during the meeting. Do not email, web surf or work online during your meetings. Some people take notes, mute your microphone if so.
- In general, it is helpful to mute your microphone when not speaking.
- Talking slowly and occasionally pausing is encouraged.
- Please consider rebooting your computer some time before the meeting, and closing out all browsers when on the call.
- Log on 15 minutes early your first time, and a few minutes early for continuing meetings, so we are able to start on time.
- Please understand that we will not be able to offer technical assistance once the meeting has started. You can email before or after the meetings and we will try to help at those times.
Our online meetings are held via Zoom. Zoom operates similar to Skype and WebEx combined. It is helpful for you to have a free account set up with Zoom so we can add you as a contact; however, you can still join the meetings if you do not have the free account.
Your teacher will send out a Zoom invitation before the group scheduled meeting time. In most cases, this invitation can be used for all of your groups.
If you cannot log in to the group call via your computer, tablet, or smart phone, you can phone in to the call. There will be a phone number and access code in the invite you receive from the teacher.