INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOINING A ZOOM CALL
You will receive an email from the instructor a few days ahead of a class for which you are registered with more directions. Please read these carefully.
Please sign in to a class at least 15 minutes early so the assistant can be sure you have your mic and video on and know any procedures such as sharing or asking a question that the instructor will expect of you. Then everyone will be ready when class begins.
NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THIS CLASS EMAIL AND THE LINK WITH ANYONE AS CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED, AND ALSO TO PROTECT EVERYONE’S PRIVACY.
ZOOM UPDATES FROM PRESIDENT JOHN BURRACK
I appointed a Facilities committee a little over a month ago to begin preliminary planning for this day. This committee will begin today to prepare Guidelines of our facility for access. We plan to operate and follow all State, County and Community rules including measures aimed at containing the spread of the Covid-19 virus in our community. This means continued “social distancing” and surface sanitizing. The Community suggests all residents be responsible for hand sanitizing, disinfecting wipes and use of face masks as well as “staying home” if you are sick or caring for someone who is sick.
Our Education Committee has already prepared for a Summer of online learning and at this point is not planning any in Studio Classes for the remainder of the year. We will also be making decisions about our General Program Meetings and Competitions that usually resume in September.
There will be more in the coming days and weeks.
Thank you and continue to be safe.
We have embraced “Zoom.us” as a way of communicating for planning sessions and holding some meetings. I know some of you are concerned about “Zoom” and reports that are circulating through the internet and on Facebook. Even so we have embraced this technology for the following reasons:
Zoom is a unique basket of tools that are quite easy to learn to use.
Zoom.us has consistently and aggressively modified its product in light of internet safety concerns and demonstrated it will continue to do so. I’ve had 2 upgrades in the 3 weeks that I have had an account and I’m sure as more issues surface they will be addressed just as aggressively.
It goes without saying that you also have to make safe access decisions just as you do with all aspects of using Internet based technologies. If it doesn’t look or feel safe for you then don’t go there.
We can and will make our use of Zoom as safe as we can to reduce the chance of hacking and outsiders' so called “Zoom bombing” attempts by using the following guidelines:
Meetings will each have a unique “MeetingID” and Password as well as a Web URL that will function with your browser.
We will not post MeetingIDs, Passwords or URLs on our website or open access products like Facebook and our shared calendar.
We will only include access information in e-mails directly to you based on our Listserver or the e-mail addresses you supplied to us when you sign up for classes or supply as part of any of our User Groups.
We will ASK that you DO NOT FORWARD ANY OF THESE EMAILS or otherwise SHARE them with people outside the club. That’s your part in helping keep all of us Safe … sort of our own “Social Distancing” on line.
Even though you may be asked to create a Zoom account when you access one of our meetings IT IS NOT NECESSARY for any of our meetings.