Program Details + Technology Requirements

Thank you for your interest in our Virtual School Programs!

We look forward to joining you in your classroom. To ensure we can make the most of our time together, please review the following program details and technology requirements in advance of your scheduled program. 

Your Role as Co-Host

To help with classroom management and encourage class participation, teachers viewing a Virtual School Program using Zoom Meeting will be made Co-Hosts at the beginning of the session. This setting allows you to view the chat responses of all students, admit late students to Zoom, mute students and request to unmute students.

Our Program Format

Our Virtual School Programs make use of microphones, webcams and screen sharing. We strongly recommend that you and your students have your webcams turned on and your microphones ready, where possible, to enable full participation and engagement. The chat function in Zoom will also be available for interaction.

To reduce background noise and distractions, we ask that all participants mute their microphones when they are not speaking. Closed captioning is available for all of our Zoom-based programs and can be accessed through the Zoom application menu.

Our programs are best viewed through a computer with a monitor or screen. The appearance of the program may vary if viewing through a phone or other device.

Alternative Video-Conferencing Platforms

If you are using a video-conferencing platform other than Zoom, please make sure that you are aware of the capabilities and limitations of your chosen application prior to your scheduled program. Specifically, please determine:

  • Is the Share Screen function enabled for the program presenter?
  • Is there a Layout, Spotlight, Pin or View feature that will make it easier for students to see the program presenter and content?
  • Is closed captioning or live transcription available?

Student Conduct

During the program, students should behave as they usually would in class. Teachers may be asked to place a student on mute if that individual’s conduct is inappropriate.