Attending a Lightbulb Moment virtual classroom

We look forward to welcoming you to the live virtual classroom session soon.

We use Adobe Connect and it’s a great idea to test your connection before attending. Just click here to check your computer is all ready to go.

We have also set up an Adobe Connect ‘room’ for you to test you can actually join one. There’s no one there, just a slide and a few notes. What you can do is test that you can get it. Just click here to see if you can join.

It’s all about you

All of our virtual classroom sessions are design and delivered assuming that you are one person, at one computer – not sharing computers or audio.

Why? This allows you to focus on your own learning, thoughts and involvement in the learning discussion. If you green tick for yes, then we know it’s you and you don’t have to consult a whole group! If you are typing something, it’s your thoughts and you aren’t missing out on sharing or asking something.

Audio

Listen to the Lightbulb Moment webinars with a headset and mic over VOIPTo be able to listen in our virtual classroom, we use VoIP (Voice over IP) which means the sound goes through the computer. We don’t use telephones at all and there is no dial in number available.

This means you’ll be listening through your computer headset or speakers. Please make sure you won’t disturb your colleagues and you have a headset ready to go.

You’ll be speaking during the session too. We recommend a headset with a microphone rather than the computer speakers and microphone. It’s better quality sound for you and less likely to cause any audio feedback or echo if you have a headset.

Checking your computer audio

Sometimes there can be setup challenges with audio. Your computer should automatically detect your headset and use it. However sometimes we need to help it along a bit.

If you don’t know how to do this, google “playback devices” and “recording devices” along with your operating system and version, for example “windows 10”. That should give you instructions on how to manually set up your headset if you need to.

How to join

You’ll have a link to your classroom. Just click that 15 minutes before the event, so that you have time to connect and we can troubleshoot any problems, or chat if all is fine!

You’ll see the screen below, where you select Enter as a Guest

Please put in the name you’d like us to refer to you as – we’ll see that name when you type in the chat window and in the attendees list.

If you are on Twitter, you could add your Twitter handle too, so people can connect and network with you.

Jo set’s hers up like this: Jo Cook @LightbulbJo

You can follow our public webinars on Twitter with #LightbulbWebinar

Communicating in the session

Once in the virtual classroom there will be a chat room to type your comments and questions, for Jo, any event speakers and also each other.

Recording

Often the Lightbulb Moment virtual classrooms are recorded and available to you. Find out specifically for you in the session. Unless otherwise stated, virtual classroom recordings are not shared publicly.

We hope you enjoy!

A funny introduction…

Our friends Ady Howes and Mike Collins have put together this funny 1940s style video as an introduction to webinars and the virtual classroom experience: