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WebLIVE classes allow you to interact online with the instructor and classmates using free Zoom software.

Zoom Conference window with 3 participants

WebLIVE classes meet online in real-time.

WebLIVE classes allow you to interact online with the instructor and classmates using free Zoom software. You will need a computer with reliable Internet access and a webcam. Some Yavapai College locations will offer Zoom enabled classrooms, or you may be able to attend class from home.

Zoom lets you video-connect through a computer or just about any mobile device, such as a smart phone or tablet.

Some WebLIVE classes allow students the option to attend in person or remotely, and usually involve some amount of online coursework.


How it works

When you click the link to join the meeting (the link to join the meeting may be emailed to you, in a Canvas course, or in another website), you will be prompted to download and run a small program which should run automatically. If not, click the download “Zoomuslauncher” and click “Run” if prompted. You do not have to register or sign-in to Zoom to be connected.

Watch this video about joining a meeting


Student expectations & best practices

  • Test your camera and sound before the first meeting.
  • Locate yourself in a place free of noise and distractions, just as if you are in a classroom.
  • Join your course no more than 5 minutes prior to the start time.
  • Log in using your first and last name, for attendance purposes.
  • Mute your mic when not speaking.
  • In Zoom it is customary to speak up politely to get your teacher's attention as they may not see a raised hand. Your instructor may have other methods of interacting with you.
  • Use headphones or earbuds for the best audio experience.

Be proactive about seeking help regarding course issues from your instructor and technical troubleshooting with the helpdesk.


Help with using Zoom

Zoom FAQ | Zoom system requirements


Troubleshooting Zoom

You can use chat (in Zoom) to communicate with participants while troubleshooting.

No sound on your end:

  1. check your device's volume control
  2. use menu next to Zoom mic icon to select correct speaker
  3. check speaker's physical connection. Still no sound=problem could be their microphone.

No sound on their end:

  1. check your microphone connection to computer
  2. use menu next to Zoom mic icon to select correct microphone.
  3. if there is green color bouncing inside the Zoom mic icon when you speak, your mic is working!

No video: check that the video is turned on in lower left in Zoom; use menu next to Zoom video icon to select camera.

Bad connection with audio or video: if you turn off your video in Zoom, and the data load will be lower and should improve connection.