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Accessing the Virtual Shortcourse

How Does this Virtual Shortcourse Work?

This virtual course will be presented using the Zoom video conference tool. Presentations will be presented live each day and are 30 - 50 minutes each.  Staff will facilitate live Question & Answer (Q&A) sessions throughout each presentation. 

The entire virtual course will be recorded and registered participants will receive a link to a separate webpage that will contain links to recorded sessions and electronic presentation materials and documents.

Live Q&A

Our speakers will give their presentations in 25-minute segments followed by a brief 5-minute Q&A session.  We will use the integrated Q&A feature which allows attendees to ask questions during the webinar and for speakers to answer their questions.  You can even upvote another attendee's question ! 

Live Chat

In addition to the live Q&A, an integrated chat feature will allow attendees, the host, co-hosts and speakers to communicate for the duration of the virtual course.  Use the chat box for group or private discussions with fellow participants or technical questions related to course connection.

How to Join

This is a virtual event. Attendees will receive instructions on how to participate upon registration.

Make sure you’ve updated to Zoom 5.0 before the event. This version has the latest security updates and is required to connect to our events. 

Connecting Your Audio

There are two ways to join meeting audio, joining via computer or joining via telephone.  Please review the Zoom instructions on testing your computer or device's audio.

How to Test Joining a Zoom Meeting

If you have a slower internet speed, if may be useful to connect to Zoom through your computer for the video and screen views, but then use your landline or cell phone to connect to audio (rather than through your computer).  Zoom can call your phone or you can dial into Zoom for the audio.  Phone numbers are included in confirmation emails to registered participants.


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Heather Darrow at or (607) 255-4478.