Join Online Course

Join Course

Zoom is used to host the online course help sessions. Recordings of the sessions are posted to Google Classroom along with help sessions from prior years as well.

To access the help session recordings, login with your user name ( You will receive a login when you register for the course and have completed the data science material. There are many options to connect to the Zoom session from a cell phone, computer, video conference system, or audio only.

Join from a Computer

Most Internet browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and others) are compatible with Zoom. When you join the Zoom meeting for the first time, it will request that you install a plug-in. When you install the plug-in, you'll be able to join the meeting with audio from your computer or through a dial-in number. Your microphone will be muted by default when you join. You also have the option of sharing your video camera feed and it is on by default.

Sometimes the instructor will screen share and other times a student will share their screen to receive help. The presenter must select which screen to share with others.

Meeting Audio

You can join the meeting audio from a telephone or with your computer speakers.

When you have connected to the Zoom session, you will be in the meeting space with many other participants. It is very important to keep your microphone muted when there are many participants. You are muted by default when you join the meeting. If your microphone is muted, you can select the unmute option to speak to the meeting participants.

Join from a Smart Phone

To join the meeting from a smart phone such as an iPhone or Android, download the Zoom app.

Once the app is open, enter the meeting number to join the session.

Chat Window

There are chat capabilities within the Zoom app. You can direct a chat message to an individual or else direct the message to everyone in the meeting. The chat window is a good way to make a comment or ask a question, especially if your microphone is not working.

Recording of Session

Zoom allows the meeting to be recorded. An MP4 video file or YouTube link of the class sessions will be available in the Google Classroom.