Online Meeting Etiquette
- We request that you use a private room and a headset with a built in microphone.
- We request that you turn off: phone ringers, notifications, alarms, noisy equipment. 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 email, web surf or work online during your meetings. Some people take notes, please mute your microphone if so.
- In general, it is helpful to mute your microphone when not speaking.
- Talking slowly and pausing occasionally 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.
- It is difficult to give technical assistance after the meeting has started. Please review the information below and try a test call before your first meeting.
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.
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 email you receive from the teacher.