WKAR Family Workshops

Tech Tips for Students and Parents

Like most online workshops, the WKAR Family Workshops involve a little prep work in order to have the best educational experience possible. Please read through the tips here to help you get started.

General Tips

  • Find a quiet place with a table or desk to participate.
  • Use the same computer for each session if possible.
  • Turn on and test your computer camera and microphone prior to the start of the workshop.
  • Workshops will have scheduled days and times for LIVE interaction. The schedule will be posted in the Google Classroom.
  • Workshops will also be recorded for access after the LIVE event and posted in Google Classroom.
  • Set a reminder on your device for the Zoom meetings.

Choice of Computers

We recommend using a laptop for Google Classroom and the Zoom meetings for best results. A laptop has a larger screen to navigate the Google Classroom to see all of the materials available. A laptop may also add more dimension to the Zoom meetings experience.

Zoom Tips

Laptop

Note: if you do not have the Zoom app you may still join the meeting. Click on the link in the email meeting invite, select “Join meeting using a browser” and follow the prompts.

  • Each workshop will have a meeting ID and password to connect.
  • After connecting, keep your mic muted (off) until you are ready to talk.
  • Screen size can be adjusted using ESC key and/or selecting the top right screen icons.
  • Recordings of each session will be posted in Google Classroom.

Mobile Device

  • Download the app to have optimal usage
  • Each workshop will have a meeting ID and password to connect.
  • After connecting, keep your mic muted (off) until you are ready to talk.
  • Place phone at face level during Zoom meetings
  • After connecting, keep your mic muted (off) until you are ready to talk.

Google Classroom Tips

Log on to the class a few days prior to the start to confirm that you can access and to explore the materials. Review the Orientation and Zoom sections.

Tech Test

All students will be required to participate in a brief tech test prior to the start of the first workshop to ensure that all technology is working correctly. The tech administrator will work with each student to test their camera and microphone.

Schedule of Zoom Meetings

Once registered, students will be notified by email of the schedule for the Tech Test and the Workshop via Zoom.

updated 4/22/20