Online class preparation

A link will be provided with class setup instructions the Wednesday and Friday prior to the class start date. If you don't hear from us 2 business days prior to the first day of class, please check your spam-inbox and email carefully. If you still cannot find the email with the link, please contact us.

We usually use Google Meet as our class/meeting system using only your browser--no download or plug-in needed.

When joining the online classroom you will be prompted to enter your name. Please enter the same name you used in your registration for the class, so that we can confirm which students have successfully arrived. Do not leave the name blank.

Testing your computer and connectivity

Please confirm your computer and network compatibility before class via the following requirements page: https://support.google.com/meet/answer/7317473?hl=en

Occasionally users on corporate networks have trouble connecting to Google Meet, so it is especially important to check if you meet requirements early if you plan to join the class using a work-provided computer.  Please do not join from a VPN, as this typically degrades performance. If you have any issues with your corporate network, please reach out to your IT department so they can help get you access to Google Meet. Some students opt to use a personal computer for the duration of the class to avoid these potential problems.

Connecting to the online classroom

Computer

While Atlassian software can work on any type of hardware, for training purposes, we recommend: 

Machine

Browser

Windows or Mac

Chrome or Firefox

Chromebook or Chromebox

Built-in browser (Chrome)

For the best classroom experience we recommend a strong, reliable internet connection.

Second monitor

While students can succeed in the course with a single monitor,  we recommend that online students set up a second monitor. This will help with viewing the instructor's screen, and yours, at the same time without needing to switch between tabs or windows.

Classroom etiquette

Students can ask questions and get answers in the classroom chat panel, but for urgent questions, we find that asking with a microphone is the best way to get the instructor’s attention. A headset with a microphone tends to provide clear, feedback-free audio when asking questions.

Please keep your microphone muted if you are not asking a question. This will help prevent unnecessary noise and enhance everyone’s learning experience.

To unmute your microphone, please click on the microphone icon in the lower left hand corner of your Meet window. 

Preparation checklist

  • Computer with recommended browser

  • Strong, reliable internet connection

  • Check to make sure your computer meets all of the requirements for Google Meet

  • Check your microphone and speakers

  • Prepare second monitor

  • Make a cup of tea

Class schedule

Our classes typically run from 9:00am to 5:00pm in the published time zone. There will be a short break in the morning, a one hour break for lunch starting around 12:00pm in the class time zone, and another short break in the afternoon. Your start and end times may be different, so please check your confirmation email.

Time zone

To avoid arriving early or late, please double-check the time zone of your class.

Connection help before and during class

If you have difficulty with the conference software, or any other aspect of entering the online classroom, please contact us at the email below. We can help with some types of problems by email, and for others your instructor will assist you at the beginning of class.

This email address is monitored starting 30 minutes before the start of class on the first day.

helpme@expium.com