Technical Support for Studying Online
To study Chinese effectively online, the technology needs to work. It is not very complex, but there are a few important things to pay attention to.
Here’s our 7 killer things to know relating to technical support for studying online.
- Test your microphone, webcam and internet connection before the class and make sure everything is working by the time your Chinese class starts.
- Make sure your microphone or webcam is not being used by another application and therefore cannot be accessed by our teaching software. If an application keeps blocking it, switch off that application. If that does not work, a quick restart of your computer usually solves the problem.
- Bluetooth is the enemy of online study. Make sure you switch off all bluetooth devices before you join an online class as Bluetooth devices will access and block your webcam, microphone etc.
- You can use a mobile phone or iPad to join the classes, however in our experience using a PC is much more effective. We also respect your privacy and if you do not want others to see you, you do not have to use a webcam. However, it makes classes a lot more fun if you do. It also helps your teacher to see what you might be struggling with and then help you accordingly.