ONLINE CLASS REQUIREMENTS AND RULES OF CONDUCT
We look forward to welcoming you to the class. We set some rules so everyone feels respected, gains the maximum benefit of the class ,and has an enjoyable experience.
The online class is a classroom and your conduct should be the same as if you were in a physical classroom. You must be dressed appropriately, be present the entire time and give your full attention to the course of instruction.
You must be in a stationary location. If you must go someplace or drive from one place to another during the class, schedule for a different day when you can be at one place. Driving while online will be cause for immediate expulsion from the class; your class fee will be refunded.
You must be present in the classroom for the entire class. If on the day of class, you need to run errands, attend to children or other matters; re-schedule for a day when you can give your full attention to the class.
Do Not be eating meals during the class. It’s okay to drink water, coffee, tea, soft-drinks, but eathing on screen is distracting and disrespectful of the Instructor and others. Comfort and lunch breaks will be give, if you need to eat please do it on the breaks.
Dress appropriately. It is okay to dress casually and comfortably but remember you will be seen by others. Wear a shirt or appropriate top. Please do not wear shirts/tops/hats with provocative, political, obscene, or disrespectful words or images. If in the sole opinion of the Instructor clothing or visible items are inappropriate. you will be asked to make a change. We respect your right to disagree but it is the Instructor who determines who is allowed to be in the class and who is not. If removed from class your registration fee will be refunded.
Sit upright. It’s okay to be in a comfortable chair or on a couch; however just as you would not recline or lay down in a physical classroom do not be reclining/lying down on couch/bed/floor while in the online classroom.
The Instructor must be able to see your face during the class. This means the camera cannot be showing only a portion of your face or just the walls, ceiling, etc. If the Instructor cannot see your face you will be asked to change the camera angle; if you do not comply you may be expelled from the class. If that occurs your class fee will be refunded.
Do not be on phone calls, texting, gaming or talking with other people during the class time; even when on mute. Aside from being disrespectful to the Instructor and other students; this is an instructional class and you need to give your full attention. If noticed you will be given a warning, if you do not comply or reoffend you may be expelled from the class. If expelled your fee will be refunded.
Please test and get familiar with your camera, microphone and speakers in advance of the class so that you don’t cause unnecessary delay for the other attendees. If you cannot get things working in a reasonable amount of time you may be excused from the class; your fee will be refunded.
We do want you to be comfortable, and we also want you as well as everyone else who attends to get the full benefit of the class; so please treat this as if you are attending in a physical classroom.