From any Internet-connected computer, open a web browser and visit the following web site: http://home.learningtimes.net/district75

Email Learning Times technical support  help@learningtimes.net for login information.

Webcasting Technical Information

When you log in to the test room for the first time, you may be prompted to download Sun Microsystem's Java Web Start (or OpenJNLP for Mac), a pre-requisite for the live webcasts within the District 75 Online Community. You only need to do this the first time you access the test room or a live webcast.

Browser Requirements

  1. Cookies must be enabled
  2. Javascript must be enabled
  3. Pop-up Windows must be allowed (no Google or Internet Explorer pop-up window blocking)

To have the best possible experience while accessing live webcasts, participants should have speakers or headphones; a microphone is recommended but not required. We suggest going through the download at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the first virtual meeting you plan to attend.

Tips for Successful Webcasting

  1. Have all teachers been notified of date, day, room, and topic?
  2. Have all teachers been given readings?
  3. Who will be the content specialist Leader?

For Each Webcast: Responsibility of the Technology/Content Facilitator

  1. Have all articles been downloaded from the LearningTimes community and have copies been made?
  2. Is the technical facilitator in the room?
  3. Has each participant signed the paper-based "online workshop sign in sheet"?
  4. Has each participant submitted a webcast evaluation form?
  5. After session, has the completed Attendance sign in sheet been faxed to the district office?

Before each webcast: The Technical Responsibility of the Tech Liaison/Principal's Designee

  1. Provide time to hook up everything. If first time participating form a specific computer, test logging at least a few days before the first webcast.
  2. Attach the speakers and microphone.
  3. If audience is more than five: Connect computer to the Proxima/projector and make sure the speakers and microphone are connected properly.
  4. Leave enough time to test the webcast connections before the webcast actually begins.
  5. Once logged into the webcast room, visit the "Tools" menu and select "Audio," "Setup Audio..." and follow the steps to make sure your microphone and speakers are working and the volume is set properly.  

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