How Zoom Works 


 

The WLT hosts all online classes on Zoom. The links to the Zoom webinar are sent out a few days before the class date. Below is more information on using Zoom, as well as some useful tips for the best online class experience. 

IMPORTANT: As of May 31, 2020, Zoom has mandated that all Zoom participants must have the updated version of Zoom downloaded to their devices. You will not be able to access the class if you have not updated Zoom. Please see the Zoom website for instructions on how to update: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360043555772-Updating-to-Zoom-version-5-0.

If you have never taken an online class with us, you may need to download the Zoom app onto your device if you have not already. You can download the Zoom app here. You will not need to log in to the app. You only need to download it and then click on the class link emailed to you.

If you log in early, you will not see any class info. The webinar will not start until the instructor has logged in.

When you click the class link, you will be asked for a screen name and email address. The screen name is simply the name you would like to be known by during the class. Once logged in, you can move your mouse to the bottom of the screen to pull up different options, one being the chat box. When you type a message, make sure it is sent to everyone (not just the panelists).

For troubleshooting issues, please take a look at Zoom's FAQ page here

Lastly, if you are ever missing class or Zoom information, please check your spam folder first. Our emails tend to go to spam if you've never been emailed by us before! If you still can't find the information you're looking for, email WLT Program Director Sam Babiak at sam@writersleague.org