If it works, you're set -- no need to read the below instructions. If not, follow the instructions for your machine:
1. Download, install and test
Windows Media Player.
For PC users: Windows Media is typically a part of your windows software, however if you need to install or upgrade your player, go to: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/10/default.aspx
For Mac users: Mac users have several options for downloading and using Windows Media Player:
Give yourself time before the webcast to elect the version that works best for you!
Test your player:
Note: Depending on the version you have downloaded and/or the connection you have to the internet, you may experience a less than expected "video" quality ouput. You may also experience some Net congestion and buffering. These are inherent in the current state of this technology. We look forward, as you do, to continued improvements in this type of media delivery mechanism over the Internet.
2. Return to the webcast room for your event (looks like image below):
As the event approaches, each project will have a webcast page. That page is divided into a chat room at right, a link to the Windows Media stream at left and a text transmission of the live webcast at the bottom of the page:
3. Click on the "Watch the Video" button in the left side bar of the web cast room. A separate window (like the one below) will open. It may take a little time, depending on your connectivity.
You will need to have a browser that supports Java in order to participate in the chat. Netscape 3.0 and above, or Internet Explorer 3.0 and above, will be sufficient. (Please note that in addition to supporting Java, you must make sure you have Java enabled on your browser.)
Links to actual chat and forum rooms are provided on the live event description page. If you prefer more detailed instructions, please review the information below.
Step-by-step instructions for joining a Web chat.
We are committed to complying fully with the Children's Online Privacy
Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). We suggest that students get permission
from a parent or teacher before submitting ANY information to a Web site.
We also suggest that adults talk with your children or students about
personal information and safe use of the Internet.
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!
If you arrive after the chat has begun, please read any submitted question and answer pairs so that you will not duplicate what has already been asked. We try to avoid submitting the same question twice, even if the originator is different.
Have one representative type a message that lets us know that your group has arrived.
Then you're off and chatting! Please remind your
students to be courteous, and when you are finished, the experts love
to have you say goodbye and thanks.
Then check Quest's
Home Page for
future chats or webcasts. We hope this becomes an oft-repeated highlight
to your classroom experience.