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Guide to online learning at City Lit

We are looking forward to seeing you in our online classes!

Our online courses are delivered live and in small groups. The learning experience is very similar to being in a classroom, meaning that you can learn from our friendly and passionate tutors who want to help you to achieve your goals.

How will online classes take place?

Our live online classes will take place using Zoom or Google Meet.

Some courses also use Google Classroom. This is an online learning platform where tutors can put course resources and communicate with their students.

How do I access my online sessions?

After you sign up to an online course, we will send you two reminder emails with more details about your online course. We will email you three days and one day before your course starts.

If you enrol on the same day as the course start date, you will receive an email shortly after you enrol.

What if I can't see any instructions on how to join an online session?

If you cannot find any emails with joining instructions and don't know how to join your class, please check your spam or junk folder.

If you still cannot find information from us, contact the department directly. You will find their contact details on our course related contacts page.

Accessing Zoom sessions

We will email you the link and password to the Zoom session about 3 hours before your class starts each time.

You do not need a Zoom account to join the live session.

Each session of your course will have a unique link and password.

Read more: How to use Zoom - the basics (includes video).

Accessing Google Meet sessions

You do not need an account to join a live session in Google Meet. You will need a link, which you will receive before your first session either from your tutor or from the department. Sometimes tutors post the Google Meet live session links in the Google Classroom.

Read more: How to use Google Meet (includes video).

Accessing Google Classroom

To access your Google Classroom you will need to log in to Google Classroom using your City Lit student account.

We will email you your City Lit student account details when you sign up for an online course.

Read more: How to log into Google Classroom (includes video).

What equipment do I need for the class?

You will need the following:

  • A laptop, PC, or tablet. You can use your smartphone, but that may have some limitations.
  • A stable internet connection
  • An up-to-date web browser. This is a software on your computer that helps you go on the Internet. We recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox. 
  • A webcam - this is normally part of your laptop or tablet. If you are using a desktop PC, you may need to have an external webcam.
  • A microphone - this is normally part of your laptop or tablet. If you are using a desktop PC, you may need to have an external microphone.
  • Speakers or headphones.

Read more: Technical requirements: What do I need for my online session?

 

If you are looking for more information about online learning at City Lit, please see our Online Learning pages in the City Lit Help Centre.