LLIR@Home — Accessing Course Material
How will I get the LLIR course links?
An email will be sent to you each Friday with the course links. The email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org. Just click on the ‘play video’ arrow and watch. Feel free to pause and restart at any time, or watch more than once if you like. You can view lecture videos anytime until April 30, 2021.
How do I find the Lecture Notes?
When Course Directors send additional readings, links etc., LLIR posts the additional lecture resources on the members only side of the web site.
Simply use member login and then click on Members on the menu bar.
On the dropdown menu and click on the Lecture Notes.
Any extra resources and links are there for your use.
What if I want to watch the course at a different time(s)?
Courses can we watched at any time up until April 30th,2021. Save the weekly emails that contain the individual lecture links. Then use the links contained in the emails to view that week’s course materials.
Do I need to sign into the LLIR Website to access the videos?
The only way you will be able to access the videos is through the links sent to you in the emails each Friday. The videos are not being posted on the LLIR website.
I only signed up for one course. Can I watch others?
All courses contained in the email are open to you to view. You are not restricted to only one course this winter. Enjoy!
Will LLIR provide printed copies of course descriptions for members on request for members who don’t have a printer?
No. Please make your own arrangements for printing.
LLIR@Home – Start Time and Class Questions
What time does my course start?
After you receive the email each Friday morning, you can view the course anytime that you want up to April 30th, 2021.
How will the Course Director answer my questions?
Based on time available, the Course Directors will include answers in subsequent lectures. Please send questions by email to them by Monday midnight following the Friday lecture. Email addresses to submit your questions will be provided.
LLIR@Home – VIMEO Program
This short video demonstrates the VIMEO controls
Do I need to sign up for or subscribe to VIMEO?
You do not need to sign up with VIMEO in order to view LLIR courses. If you signed up for VIMEO and are now receiving emails from them that you do not want, you can unsubscribe.
How can I make the video fill the full screen?
To make the video fill the full screen, click on the small ‘x’ at the bottom right of the video frame. To exit the full screen option, click on “Esc” and the screen will return to the smaller screen size.
How do I increase the volume?
There are 2 ways:
— volume control on the computer or
— iPad volume control in VIMEO control bar
What if my video freezes during a lecture?
This can happen with web based services. If you have this problem close down your browser and re-click on the video link and the problem should go away.
Sound Improvement for Lecture Enjoyment
Some members like yourselves indicated sound was a problem with some lectures this past fall. LLIR volunteers have done a great deal of work with our Course Directors to create as good a recording as possible. But, one factor we can’t control is the electronic device being used to view and listen to the videos.
The newer the equipment (device), the better the (imbedded) speakers are likely to be. Generally, tablets are not as good as computers in this respect.
Here are some tips members have identified:
- Check the volume levels on your electronic device. Often, volume levels have been set low for other applications.
- Using headphones or ear buds really improves the sound in the ear. Headphones vary widely in price and may range from $10 to several hundred dollars.
- If you are watching on your TV, consider buying a sound bar for your TV. It will improve not only the sound of LLIR lectures, but also the sound of everything else you view on your TV.
Watching on a TV: Larger Picture and Often Better Sound
If you have been viewing videos on a notebook, iPad, laptop or desk top, you may wish to view on a larger screen such as your TV for sharing and improved viewing.
The following are some suggestions but if you need assistance for your situation, contact your local electronics store for advice e.g. Staples or BestBuy. Alternately Google your questions; there are lots of YouTube videos explaining setups. With these you can view many other streaming services e.g. GEM, YouTube and Netflicks etc.
- If you have a Smart TV (most Smart TVs come with Bluetooth capability)
- Turn on your TV and go to settings and activate Bluetooth.
- On your device, do the same thing.
- Use Screen Mirroring to connect your device to the TV (and then voila you can view on the TV).
- If you have a Regular TV
- If you use a laptop, you may be able to connect your device to your TV with an HDMI cable (to the back of the TV).
- If not, you will need to obtain an additional device to allow you to screen mirror / airplay content to your TV from the device you are using.
- Investigate the use of an additional device such as Chromecast, Fire Stick, Apple TV or another brand. These types of devices connect directly into the back of the TV (into an HDMI socket) but they connect wirelessly, using Bluetooth or WIFI, to your principal device.
- Find out exactly what will work in your individual situation. You can quickly determine that through a conversation with a retailer (e.g. Staples or Best Buy).
Unfortunately, LLIR and its technical support volunteers cannot provide further information other than the above due to the many varieties of TVs, cable services, Wi-Fi modes, internet modems, etc. that are currently installed and in the marketplace.
LLIR@Home: Technical Support
How do I get technical help?
If you need help viewing the videos, please email email@example.com and provide your name and phone number as well as what device you are trying to use.
— A PC (personal computer); if so, does it have a Windows or Mac operating system?
— A tablet or an iPad?
— A phone; if so, what kind is it; iPhone, Android, what version is the phone e.g. iPhone 8
A member of the AV team will phone you to assist.
Fall LLIR@Home General Questions
Can my friend sign up?
No, and it is against copyright to share the links to courses with others. We suggest that you ask your friend to sign up for the LLIR waitlist when it opens in November 2021.
Will courses be online in the winter?
Yes, in light of continuing concerns about COVID-19 all LLIR Courses this Winter will be on-line. We will continue to monitor the COVID 19 and Glendon College restrictions as to when we can return to in classroom programs.
We want to again emphasize that we plan to return to offering a series of ten-week courses live in a classroom setting on the Glendon campus just as soon as it is safe and responsible to do so.
My plans have changed. I didn’t sign up for winter classes and would like to do so now.
A date for signing up for winter courses has closed. All members not signed up for the winter courses should make a request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
What should I do if I delete the email containing the links to the course videos during the winter period?
It is important to save each week’s emails in your personal email files. Please search for emails under email@example.com .If you accidentally delete the current week’s email then send a message to info@LLIR.ca and we will try to assist.