if you are subscribed to any of our upcoming free TTJ courses, being offered during the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Training Season, this post is for you; please read it in its entirety. If after reading this entire post, you have any questions or concerns, please contact TTJ at 814-287-9178 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Notification Messages:
if you have signed up for any of the four courses being offered, you should have now received a notification message asking you to join the course through a service called “Remind”. Remind is a free service that lets you receive important course-related messages as texts or emails. Important! All students, in all four courses, have now been added to the Remind app. Whenever possible, texting was used. In cases where a phone number was not available or usable, we sent emails instead. please check both. Don’t forget to check junk folders as well.
it is very important that you follow any instructions to allow future messages from this service. For example, if you were asked to click a Join link, or to reply “Yes”, or anything else, please do it. You must follow any instructions in order to keep receiveing course-related announcements.
additionally, due to the incredible number of participants, we will be using one Remind group for all four courses. the Remind group may still carry the label “Tech300”, but please know that this group is for all four courses. so, even if you are not taking Tech300, iOS At the Next Level, please accept the invitation anyway, as we will use the same group for all four courses. again, please follow instructions, regardless of which course, or courses, you are taking. failure to follow any necessary steps will result in your missing important course info. if you accidentally deleted your invite without agreeing to or following the proper procedures, please contact TTJ immediately.
Save the Dates:Please review the following dates for the upcoming courses:Tech300: iOS At the Next LevelEvery Monday from September 9 through September 30, 2019 – 3:30 to 5:30 PM EasternTech301: Living the Connected Digital LifeEvery Monday, from October 7 through November 25, 2019 – 3:30PM to 5:30PM EasternTech302: Learning Voiceover In and OutEvery Monday and Wednesday from January 13 through April 1, 2020, 3:30PM to 5:30PM EasternTech303: iPad For All ComputingEvery Monday and Wednesday from April 6 through May 20, 2020 – 3:30PM to 5:30PM Easternnote that additional help and lab sessions may be offered and will be announced prior to those events. also, if a course session lands on a holiday, the corresponding date may be changed. stay tuned to the blog for further information.All course dates can also be found on our Calendar page, which you may access at any time.Note that while most dates are showing up on the web version of the calendar, some later course dates may not be visible until closer to the time of the course. All dates can be found on the blog post and will be communicated directly to students for each individual class.
Subscribing To Our Blog:If you are reading this post, chances are you have already subscribed to the TTJ Blog. However, in case you may be seeing it somewhere else, please be advised that all future correspondence with students will take place in one of two ways – course notifications described above, and via the TTJ Blog. It is imperativeThat you subscribe to our blog, if you have not already done so, so you do not miss important course-related announcements. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have subscribed to the blog. if you have not yet subscribed to the blog, visit our website at:Https://ttjtech.netOnce there, remain on the main homepage. Do not click on “Blog”. Enter your email address to follow the blog via email. If you cannot locate the section on the main homepage where you are asked for your email address, It may be due to your screen size. In these cases, tap, or click, on the “Menu and Widgets” button, to expand the page to find the email field. You may receive a verification email, so be sure to follow all instructions.You may also read past blog posts on our website, including the post which contains all course dates. This post, along with other recent posts, may be found on the main homepage under the “Latest Posts” section. Also, the direct link to this useful post is:Https://ttjtech.net/2019/08/19/TTJ-announces-dates-for-upcoming-free-courses-registration-for-all-courses-open-now-https-www-SurveyMonkey-com-r-kqzxhmrTo reiterate, all future communications will be handled through the TTJ Blog, as well as through the aforementioned course notifications.
Live Teaching Sessions:Live teaching sessions for each course will be held on the specified dates. All of our live sessions will use the Zoom Cloud Meetings platform. Zoom is a powerful, web-based conferencing platform that permits two-way audio, video, screen sharing, and much more. For our TTJ courses, we often use audio only – not video. To join our Zoom meetings, AKA the live teaching sessions, all you’ll need is a broadband internet connection (Wi-Fi or cellular) and a supported device.Supported devices include:
- iPod Touch
- Windows PCOther devices may be supported. For more information, visit the Zoom website atHttps://zoom.usFor Apple iOS users, you can visit the App Store and search for “Zoom”. Then, download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app. No further action is required until our first live teaching session. However, if you wish, you may create a free Zoom account. This can make it easier to save Zoom app settings.When it is time to join, you will need a meeting ID or a join Link. Both are provided below. The meeting ID will remain the same for all TTJ courses and all sessions. Please save this meeting ID.Meeting ID:3116952583Join Link:Https://zoom.us/j/3116952583We recommend that you join each live session a few minutes early to ensure proper audio and connection. The first session of each course will be open approximately 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Future course sessions will open between five and ten minutes before the scheduled start time. Until the course is open, you will not hear any audio, even if other participants have joined the course. The first time you join, or every time if you do not log into a free Zoom account, be sure to choose “Call Using Internet Audio” if you are prompted with options for how to join. TTJ does not support phone call-ins. People who call in from a traditional telephone instead of an internet connection may be muted by TTJ to preserve session audio quality. The first time you use the Zoom app, you may be asked to allow microphone access. Choose “Allow”. If you wish to set up a test Zoom meeting, please contact TTJ at least one week prior to the start date for your particular course.
Course Materials:TTJ uses the free iTunes U platform for all course materials. Apple iTunes U is a powerful online course system. We will use iTunes U to distribute audio demos and tutorials, video materials, various written documents, web links, digital books, and even assignments. Students can also ask questions and participate in discussions using iTunes U. Finally, course-related announcements are available in the iTunes U platform.Note that our courses are private. This means that you will not find any of our TTJ courses in the iTunes U Course Catalog. Rather, you will need a course code or an enroll link. These will be provided to you via text message as the time for your specific course approaches.On behalf of myself and the entire TTJ Instructor Team, we sincerely appreciate your joining these courses, and we welcome you to this awesome world of learning. We believe that this will be an awesome and potentially life-changing experience. We also want to do everything we can to help and support you throughout the courses. If you have any questions or concerns prior to the start of your particular course, please don’t hesitate to contact TTJ by phone at 814-287-9178, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM, and Saturday, 10AM to 10PM.You may also email email@example.comGod bless you and happy training. We look forward to working with you soon.:)Trainer Matt and the entire TTJ Instructor Team