Glen Echo Park Online Classroom Student Guide2020-06-18T09:40:02-05:00
Glen Echo Park

Learn how to take your classes online


To our Glen Echo Park students:

In response to the coronavirus outbreak and the unprecedented impact on our operations at Glen Echo Park, we are proud to present these tutorial resources that will assist you in moving from taking classes in person to doing so online.

Glen Echo Park Online Classroom

We’ve adopted the Zoom video conferencing platform.
Bald Guy Studio in Charlottesville created this training for us.

Frequently asked questions

How do I join a Zoom Meeting?2020-04-23T07:35:02-05:00

The easiest way to join a Zoom meeting is to click the link in the email invitation from the host. Another way is to open the Zoom app, click the “Join” button, and enter the meeting ID or link.

You can join a meeting either from the desktop app or mobile app. You can also join from a web browser; however,  features are limited in the browser.

Do I need to have a Zoom account to participate in a meeting?2020-04-23T07:34:28-05:00

No. An account is not required to simply participate in a meeting. An account is required to host a meeting, however. Downloading the desktop and phone apps (also free) give you more features.

I hear audio but see nothing (or I see video and hear nothing). How do I fix that?2020-04-23T07:35:35-05:00

If you cannot see your video, make sure your camera is turned on by clicking the “Start Video” button and selecting the correct camera using the arrow next to the button.

If you cannot hear other participants, click the arrow next to the “Mute/Unmute” button and select the correct speakers. You can also test your speakers and microphone from the same arrow button. Be sure your computer or device volume is up and not muted.

It may also be the case that other participants are muted, which is why you cannot hear them. You will see a red microphone icon with a slash through it on the participant’s picture if they are muted.

Use the “Chat” feature if you are having audio or video difficulties to inform other participants.

How can I help my instructor hear me better?2020-04-23T07:37:05-05:00

One of the best and easiest ways to provide your instructor with a better audio experience is to use earbuds during your meetings. This prevents your voice from sounding tinny and boomy. We recommend wireless earbuds, if you will be standing up and walking away from your screen. Be sure to speak slowly and enunciate as well.

Can I share my screen? If so, how do I do it?2020-04-23T07:42:00-05:00

Yes, you can click on the “Share Screen” button on the bottom toolbar of the meeting and select which open program (e.g. browser, PowerPoint presentation, video, etc.) you want to share. Your instructor has the option of preventing you from sharing.

How can I record a Zoom Meeting?