How do Live Classes Work?

Will I need a mic and webcam for live online classes?

Some classes do require a mic and camera. It will be indicated on the course description that you can see before you enroll. The classes that can require the mic and webcam are Speech and Debate, foreign langua...

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How Do I Log in to the Live Classroom

Live courses will have a log in link near the top of the course page in the middle column. If you are looking for the live open office hours help, you will have an Open Office Hours graphic in the left side bar...

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Do The Students Get to Communicate with Each Other and the Teacher?

Yes, the live online classroom has a variety of communication tools. There is text chat which is probably the most common form of communication by students unless it is the lower elementary levels. We also have...

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When do I read the text?

For the science courses, this is totally up to the student and family. Some students find they do best when they read the text first before a lesson. Others like to use the text to study while preparing for the...

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Can I see a live class so I know what they are like?

Absolutely! Drop on in to the site-wide open office hours and I will take you on a tour. You can get there by going to the project home page at http://www.virtualhomeschoolgroup.org/ and looking in the left si...

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Can I Use a Mobile Device in the Online Classroom?

Mobile devices will work in our online classroom if they are iOS, Android, or KindleFire (newer 64 bit version). There are a few classroom tools that are not yet available in mobile apps, but all the essential ...

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What is the difference between AYOP and Live?

The at your own pace (ayop) option maximizes flexibility but there is less volunteer instructor and student contact. The Live Online Classroom option has all the fun of having classmates and the teacher there l...

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When Do I Enroll In a Live Class?

While the AYOP (at your own pace) courses seat year round, the live classes seat at specific points in the year so all the students can start and move forward at the same pace. Live classes seat in two ways, ...

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