Digital Design and Photography
Our Summer Term courses have been updated with online options – please click Enrol to access these
Step by step guide to using Zoom to access online sessions
How do I begin?
To begin, simply go to http://zoom.us and click on Sign up. From there you can enter your first and last name, and your e-mail address to sign up. If you are using a phone, you can download Zoom as an App for both Apple or an android phone.
What do I do after I launch the app?
After you launch the app. You can Join a meeting.
If you do not wish to log in, and just want to join a meeting in progress click on Join a meeting.
One of the good things about Zoom is that you don’t need a Zoom account to join a Zoom meeting. That is why the software has a direct link for ‘Join a Meeting’ without the ‘Sign in’ step at first.
You will either be sent an email address of your tutor and will be asked to send them an email or you will be sent a Zoom link with ID meeting number with a password from your tutor directly. The other good reason we are using Zoom, is that the only person who knows your email address is your tutor. You can use this email address to ask questions to your tutor separately in the class time, only if you need to.
How do I connect sound and video?
Make sure that you have your audio and camera connected so that your tutor can hear your input and see your progress. These can be found as icons or you may be invited to connect with audio. You should now be able to see your tutor and other students if they have their cameras on.
If you are not familiar with Zoom it is a good idea to practice with your family/friends, so that you don’t encounter any difficulties before the start of the session. There are also lots of instruction videos available on the internet for your specific device.
We hope your online session goes well – Best of luck!