We have been busy trying to connect as many people as we can to their community groups, services and family. A combination of helping people access or learn to use their technology, signposting to crucial local services and listening.
A huge part of this is helping community leaders, case workers and facilitators with their digital skills so they have the tools to continue their crucial work.
With this in mind, we launched a new class – Zoom: Managing Meetings. This is aimed at those either starting to or looking to facilitate meetings of 3 or more people.
We cover the practical aspects of managing groups of different sizes and different skill levels, a tour of the settings, what it means to be a host and a co-host.
We then focus on Recording, Polls and Break Out Rooms.
This is not a webinar or a demonstration but an opportunity to experience some of these features as a participant and then try things out in a friendly group setting; make all those mistakes ahead of a ‘real’ meeting, get questions answered and learn together.
These are free and on the following dates at 2pm.
Our Learning and managing the basics class focusses on using zoom as a participant, we cover using the app, sharing files, using chat and reactions as well as meeting etiquette and we still have places if this is for you.
Lastly and importantly – the updated version of Zoom is being released at the end of the month. I’d advise everyone to ensure they keep Zoom (and all their apps ) up to date to ensure they utilise new security features and guard against hacking.
Since the beginning of this crisis we have trained, enabled or helped over 100 people use Zoom to meet up with friends, family, community groups, faith groups and virtual pub quizzes.
Its a real demonstration that what is simple for some is not so simple for others, yet we can all benefit and keep in contact with our loved ones and to access crucial support.
This is not about technology for its own sake. This is more about our wellbeing, building confidence and something we can do together even when we are apart.
Zoom is not the be all and all. Facetime & WhatsApp can still do the job – but Zoom is being used increasingly by larger groups – so, if you haven’t why not give it a try.
We are still running our Zoom classes on Monday and will be announcing some more advanced sessions to those wanting to facilitate or run their own meetings.
It’s been a pleasure to partner with Croydon BME forum to help some of their elders this Wednesday and will return on the 27th.
We are also in the processing of develop some really simple guides and resources – as most seem too complicated … so watch this space.
Today, director Caspar Kennerdale was interviewed for the “Live Lunch” broadcast on FaceBook to discuss the Digital Lounge initiative at the Upper Norwood Library Hub.
The Live Lunch with Clear Community Web
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Posted by Upper Norwood Library Hub on Wednesday, 25 March 2020