Technology needs for online sessions are fairly basic. At a minimum, you should have access to the following:
- A personal computer with a fairly recent operating system, Windows or MacOS.
This can be a laptop or a desktop. Tablets are acceptable. If you cannot access through your computer or mobile you can dial in to zoom audio using your phone.
- An up-to-date Web browser.
- A webcam, microphone, and headphones.
We recommend using the built-in microphone in your computer and earbuds or headphones. Depending upon your computer, you may also wish to consider a microphone headset. The better the microphone and headphone quality, the better your experience will be. Also if you do not have a webcam built into your computer, webcams are inexpensive and will enhance your experience in the session.
- Wired internet connection.
We very strongly recommend using a wired connection to the Internet for your online courses. This can be as simple as connecting your computer to a network port on your cable modem or router with a network cable. We do not recommend using home wi-fi unless absolutely necessary. Do not use public wi-fi (at a Starbuck’s for example), a cellular data connection, or a dial-up Internet connection.
Whenever you are Zooming, please remember to keep these simple rules in mind.