While we enjoy the opportunity to meet face-to-face, we recognize that it’s not always possible. Fortunately, we’re pros when it comes to the cyber world, and we’ve created a virtual way for us to meet instead! Join one of our virtual information sessions and, using the same technology our teachers use to deliver live instruction, you’ll have the opportunity to talk with one of our orientation specialists and get to know us even better!
Just in case you’ve never used our live classroom software before, we’ve created this simple walk-through to help with some common questions. Please read through the entire walk-through before joining the live session. This will help to minimize any potential confusion.
Connect with our online classroom - Collaborate
To join a live online information meeting, click the above link to connect to our online classroom called Collaborate. Clicking the link will take you to a Collaborate web page and start to download a file called “play.jnlp” or “meeting.jnlp”.
Downloading Collaborate tips: Sometimes your browser will display a small drop-down bar asking you to allow the download. This is meant to protect you from malicious software. If you see this bar, please click “Download File…” or “Allow”.
Depending on the type of web browser you’re using, the download may look different when it begins. When prompted, you should click “Allow,” “OK,” “Run,” or any similarly affirmative option.
Installing Collaborate tips: Once the download finishes, you may need to click or double-click the “play.jnlp” or “meeting.jnlp” file to open it. You will see a loading screen for Java. If you don’t see Java loading or if you get a message saying you don’t have the correct version of Java installed, please click here.
Loading Collaborate tips: At this point, the Collaborate software should be loading. If you see a screen asking you to grant permission to Collaborate, please click “OK” or “Allow.” This is yet another security precaution designed to make sure programs aren’t trying to run when you don’t want them to. After a few moments, the Collaborate session should be up and running. The session moderator will be able to answer any questions you may have from that point forward.
That's it! We look forward to seeing you at one of our online information meetings.