Aloha Kidney classes through University of Hawaii TASI Scopia Desktop
Ka’u Residents: Contact Heanu at the KRHCAI Resource Center at 928-0101 if interested in signing up.
Type into browser: vtc.tipg.net then enter (which takes you to Scopia Desktop)
In Scopia Desktop:
- download and install plugins
- test audio
- test video
- After steps 1-3 are successful, then shutdown computer and restart
- Test ability to attend by typing in the Meeting ID number for my virtual classroom: 64110 then click Participate now at the appropriate time
- Place cursor over upper, left hand corner of task bar, on a microphone icon (located just under the “UH” in the title bar) and click to add red bar (you will not be heard) or remove red bar (you can speak and be heard)
- Place cursor over the camera icon next to your name on the participant list and click to add red bar (you will not be seen) or remove red bar (you will be seen by me and others in the meeting)
- If you have a question, you can either ask during the class or type in the space on the left side of your screen under “Public”. Once you click the curved arrow icon, all will be able to see your question which I can answer whenever I see it, at the end of the class if I don’t notice it earlier.
- At the end of the class, click on the red round icon at the top right hand corner, and click on “yes” to leave the meeting when prompted.
- To attend next class, repeat from step 5
At the time of the meeting, to avoid echo and delay in audio:
Anyone who is using a computer to connect to SCOPIA for video only and will be using a phone or conference phone for audio via phone (808)432-9090, extension 64110#, should;
- Mute the computer microphone. Audio will be handled through the phone.
- Turn off the computer speakers. Audio will be handled through the phone.
- Mute the telephone microphone when not speaking.
Those who are using only computers to connect to SCOPIA should;
- Mute the audio when not speaking.
- Ensure that the speakers are not so loud that the speaker sound is picked up by the microphone. A way to avoid this problem altogether with the microphone/speaker looping is to use a headset with a microphone. If not, reduce the volume and reduce the microphone sensitivity.