Attending the CPD series

Thanks for signing up for the Virtual Classroom CPD Series, we look forward to welcoming you to the live session.

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, but 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 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 VOIP

To be able to listen in our webinars, 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.

If you are attending one of our learning programmes 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.

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 shouldautomatically 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 be sent an email before the session. Just login with the username and password from when you registered.

Problems logging in?

Try this troubleshooting guide.

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:

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