Review your equipment, connection, and learning environment
- We recommend a laptop with a built-in camera and microphone.
- Choose a dedicated learning spot. Your environment matters, so find a quiet and comfortable space where you can focus on the online material.
- Check your internet connection in advance; use a wired connection when possible. Make sure your Wi-Fi speed is suitable. Switching from Wi-Fi to a wired ethernet connection may improve your internet speed.
Access Concordia’s Zoom account
Connect to the Concordia Zoom account on your computer or device. First download the Zoom app, and then connect it to the Concordia Zoom account. This allows your instructors to know it is you for attendance purposes.
- Visit https://cuwaa.zoom.us
- Click on “Account Sign-on”
- Log in with your Concordia credentials
If you already have the Zoom app on a device, connect it to the Concordia Zoom account by “signing in” and using your Concordia credentials.
Test your equipment with Zoom
To make sure that your computer/device, speakers, microphones, and other A/V equipment work properly with Zoom, visit https://zoom.us/test. This site allows you to test your speakers, microphone, and camera at any time without having to join a formal meeting or actually call anyone.
You can also place a test call into our IT Zoom Helpdesk. Visit: https://cuwaa.zoom.us/j/2622434357. (NOTE: This Zoom room is live 24-7. If you login after hours, please note there will not be anyone there.)
Familiarize yourself with Zoom
Zoom offers an array of really helpful, brief video How-Tos. Review those at https://zoom.us/resources.
Utilize the ARC
The Academic Resource Center will continue tutoring and accommodation services. To schedule a tutoring session or adjust accommodations, please contact the ARC on your campus.
Look for your Instructor’s Information about alternate delivery
Look in your Concordia e-mail for information from instructors about how your learning for a particular course will be continued.
Go to the Blackboard site for your course. Look for information on the Content page and in the Announcements area for information from your instructor about how your learning for that course will be continued. If learning activities through Blackboard are planned, like recorded lectures and discussion forums, your instructor will add them to the Content page.
Look at the top of the Content page of your Blackboard course for the Zoom link to connect with your class during the regularly scheduled times. It might say “Dr. Smith’s Zoom Classroom Link.”