You do not need a Zoom account to participate. All you need is a device that has both a camera and a microphone. Zoom will work with a tablet, smartphone, laptop, or a desktop computer (as long as it has a camera and a microphone). For the best experience, we recommend using a laptop or a desktop computer.
If you choose to download the Zoom Client, which provides you with easy access to Zoom via an icon on your desktop), go to https://zoom.us/download. Select "Zoom Client for Meetings." The program will download. Click on the file to load it to your computer.
If you have to use a mobile devices, you may need to get the app:
For more information about technical requirements: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux
To join, click the link that was provided to you. If the link doesn’t work, go to zoom.us and click “Join a Meeting”
Regardless of how you enter the Zoom meeting, you will first enter a Waiting Room. The instructor will receive a notice and will let you in when ready.
Follow the prompts to enable your computer's microphone and camera. Once you have joined the meeting, a window will pop up with your picture. You will be able to see and hear the other participants.
NOTE: If you are not on the class list, the instructor will not allow you into the room! If you are supposed to be in a class but are not let in after a reasonable amount of time, you may contact us in the office: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
For the best and safest experience in workshops on Zoom, Do NOT Share Zoom links with others! Although all participants must be allowed into the room by the instructor, it is possible that "zoom bombers" could slip in using a link that was shared, which will disrupt the class
We suggest the following audio settings. Once you have set up your audio, the settings will be saved; you will not have to update the settings every time you go in.
Once you set up this page, click the Advanced button. Set up as follows (for Windows). If you have a Mac, you will not have both options available. Just set as close to this as possible.
Meeting controls are at the bottom of the screen, visible when you hover your cursor in that area.
Chat allows you to type in questions or information. You may select the chat recipient - either a specific individual, or the entire class.
Change between gallery view and speaker view using the button in the upper right hand corner of your Zoom screen.
If the instructor is sharing images on the screen but part of the image is blocked by a view of participants, hover the cursor over the top of participants.
If you want to see a particular person in the larger screen view (for instance, the instructor, or a participant who is displaying their work) without having it switch every time someone else speaks, you can “Pin” that person.
Here are a few tips that will help you navigate our registration system:
If you can't see the desired Tradition Week, click the right arrow at the top of the calendar to advance to show the next week.
To see the full list of daily classes in a week, use the View More link at the bottom.
Look for your desired class based on the time period. In the example below, the LEFT rectangle represents 2-pd classes running from 9-11:45 AM. The UPPER RIGHT rectangle represents Period 1 classes and the LOWER RIGHT rectangle is Period 2 classes. You can scroll down to see the blocks representing classes in the remaining periods.
Click on the rectangle representing your desired class. This will open a list of classes in that block, each with a check box at the right to select that class. Classes are listed alphabetically. Scroll to your desired class and select it.
After you make your selection, click the Selection Done button to move out of the course list and choose your next class. You will not be able to make a selection in a time slot that you already have filled. For instance, if you select a class that runs during Periods 1 & 2, you will not be able to add another class in Period 1.
Now you will see a green bar on the block that shows the name and period of the course you selected.
NOTE: If you accidentally clicked the wrong class, just click again on the desired block to go back in and make a new selection.
Repeat this class selection process until you have selected all your desired classes for that week and then click the Done Class Selection button at the TOP of the screen.
If you wish to take classes in more than one Traditions Week, repeat the process by clicking View More for the next desired week as at the top of these instructions.
To ensure correct pricing when taking classes in more than one Traditions Week, make sure to register ALL your classes within the same enrollment - do not create a separate enrollment for each Traditions Week!
When all desired classes have been selected, click EITHER the DONE or SELECTION DONE buttons. You will return to the enrollment page, now with your class selections listed.
Add Waitlist selections if desired, and continue applications questions.
You will receive a confirmation email which may take 15-20 minutes to arrive in your inbox.
Use the button here to create a new account.
If you continue to have difficulty, please contact the Common Ground on the Hill office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! However, we have a slightly different schedule than usual. Virtual events will be streamed LIVE on our YouTube Channel HERE! See information below:
All classes will take place on Zoom. You do NOT need to purchase Zoom in order to use it for classes. You will receive an email with a link and a password for EACH class. Each class will have it's own information, so please keep track of which links and passwords go with each class. When it is time for your class, just click on the link and enter the password when prompted. A link to our Zoom tutorial will be sent to participants.
During an in-person week, orientation and registration take place on Sunday. For those staying on campus, dinner at the McDaniel College cafeteria are included with your housing.
The Art Gallery opening is on Sunday at 4:30 PM - stop in and see the wonderful work of the week's visual arts instructors!
Classes run Monday through Friday. If the 4th of July holiday falls on a scheduled class day, classes WILL run as scheduled.
Only in particular circumstances.
Please DO NOT begin the new class until these steps have been taken and you have received the permission email!
WHEN TRADITIONS WEEKS ARE MEETING IN PERSON, REGISTRATION IS AS FOLLOWS:
SUNDAY: Registration takes place from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the lobby of GILL GYMNASIUM.
MONDAY COMMUTER CHECK-IN: We strongly encourage commuters to register on Sunday afternoon as it minimizes lines and wait times on Monday, and allows commuters to attend orientation on Sunday evening. However, commuter students may register from 7:45 AM – 3:30 PM outside the Hospitality Suite in Hill Hall.
Level 2 Housing includes several bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, and small living area as part of a suite. Unless you signed up for linens, you will need to bring your sheets, pillow cases, and towels. Note that the kitchen includes a stove, microwave, and refrigerator, but pans, dishes and utensils are not included. Bedrooms include bed(s), dresser, a desk with desk light built in, and a closet.
You will need to bring all toiletries and personal effects. Toilet paper is provided, but soap is not.
NOTE: LEVEL 1 HOUSING IS NOT AVAILABLE DURING 2022.
Level 1 Housing is dormitory-style rooms with a shared bathroom on the hall. Each bedroom includes 2 beds, dressers, desks with built-in desk light, and a closet. Unless you signed up for Linens, you will need to bring your own sheets, pillow case, and towels. It is recommended that you bring something in which to carry toiletries.
There are NO loaner instruments available in 2021.
In normal in-person years, a limited numbers of selected instruments are available. All instruments are available on a first come, first served basis.
If instructor contact information is provided in the catalog, you may contact the instructor for further direction in obtaining an instrument for the class.
Yes. Students must attend both periods of a 2-period class, as these classes are specifically designed to provide students the time to work on projects, learn and interact with the instructor. Students who do not attend both periods of a class deprive themselves of the full experience, as well as falling behind and causing disruption to the flow of the class.
Yes - by becoming a volunteer! We love our volunteers!
The Volunteer Coordinator will be back in touch to set up your schedule.
Earn a free classes by volunteering! Details are on the volunteer application page, at the link above.
Contact the Common Ground on the Hill office to request to be added to the waiting list for a class. Email us at email@example.com with the name of the class and your contact information. In the meantime, we suggest that you sign up for an alternate class.
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