Before we get started with the new equipment, you should take a quick look at your computer and software.
Make sure your computer has the latest system updates installed for your operating system as well as Google Chrome, and any other necessary software you will be using. Be careful – system updates can sometimes take 10 – 30 minutes to download and install, so try to plan this step at a time well before or after any scheduled classes or recordings.
Items in your kit
Depending on your home or office computer, your existing connections or peripherals, or any other technology needs, the adapters and cables you receive from us will look different.
Here are some of the items you may be receiving in your kit.
Inputs and Cables
USB-A and USB-C connectors
Depending on your computer, you may have USB-A or USB-C connections — or both! Here is what they look like.
Hubs and Adapters
All of the equipment is compatible with Mac and PC, USB-A and USB-C, however some adapters may be necessary to plug in equipment into your computer. Here are what the various cables and connectors look like depending on if they are USB-A or USB-C.
USB-A to Ethernet Adapter
All of the equipment is designed to work right away, without the need for drivers or any installation.
However, there is one exception. If you are on a Macintosh computer and using the USB-A to Ethernet adapter (pictured below), you will need to download and install a simple driver.
Download and Install USB-A to Ethernet Driver
The driver can be found at this website. Please follow the installation instructions below.
Some instructors will be using a Document Camera as part of their computer setup kit. Here is a video Tutorial on how to quickly set it up and change the settings.
iPad or Tablet Integration
We will be using Zoom or a similar application to pass your iPad or Tablet signal to our recording software. Here is a quick video demonstrating how to connect your computer to Zoom.