Access Instructions

 

REGISTERED ATTENDEES: Access the conference sessions Classic Access View here You will need to be logged in using the email you used to register for the conference to attend or watch the sessions. Once logged in, click on the session you wish to attend and click on the “Watch Session” button.

Try our New Platform: We invite you to try out our new Beta virtual conference platform! Go to your user profile to find the link. For additional guidance on accessing and navigating sessions in the Beta view, please watch this video: https://youtu.be/3fT_4XZhoBE

Classic Venue Overview: 

Beta Venue Overview: 

Making the Most of Your Virtual Conference Experience

We have heard time and again that the most valuable part of conferences is the informal conversation that occurs after an interesting session. Stay deeply engaged in the sessions, activities and networking at #OLCInnovate as a Virtual Attendee. Our first ever all-virtual conference includes sessions that come in a wide variety of formats and flavors – presentations, conversations, workshops, featured sessions, panels, and industry showcases among others.

This space is intended to help guide you through the technical aspects of the conference as you prepare for an engaging and interactive virtual experience.  

Before the conference begins, please take time to review the virtual checklist, participation tips, session listing, and look for answers to your questions in the FAQ page

Make sure to check out the Twitter feed to connect with other folks at the conference. 

All sessions are listed on the website in US EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME ZONE. Be sure you are calculating the correct time to join a session.

Questions?  Contact us at conference@onlinelearning-c.org.

OLC Live

As part of the broader Virtual Experience at #OLCInnovate 2020, OLC Live! is a catered virtual lounge and conversation space where participants can engage directly with keynote speakers, select presenters, and other attendees. Join our OLC Live guest hosts for your chance to connect virtually with a variety of personalities from the OLC community. 

OLC Live is open to the entire OLC Community whether you are a registered OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference attendee or not. Come join the conversations. 

Accessing the Conference Venues

How to Log in to the Conference Daily

OLC and MERLOT will be offering two avenues of access for attendees to join the Innovate 2020 program: Classic and Beta.

Classic Access: Available to all registered attendees, this provides entrance to conference sessions through the OLC Innovate website. This is the standard view that previous virtual conference attendees would be familiar with. To access via the Classic view:

  • Log in to your OLC User account (that you used to register for the conference). 
  • Once logged in, you will see a blue stripe that says “The OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference is underway. Classic Access” at the top of the page.
  • Click “Classic Access”.
  • You are now in the conference venue.  Click on Program/Sessions in the navigation bar in the top menu.

OLC Innovate 2020 program view

  • Find the session you wish to view (watch the video for many ways to search for a session).  
  • Click on the session title.
  • Click on the orange “Watch This Session” button in the upper right-side panel. 
  • This will launch Zoom and your session will begin at the scheduled time (Eastern Daylight Time Zone).
  • If you log in prior to the session start time, you will see a box “The meeting is scheduled for xx date – start at xx time – and the session title”. Links will be active approximately 15 minutes prior to the session start time.
  • Remember – Discovery Sessions are held asynchronously and may be viewed at any time.  Clicking on a Discovery Session title will take you to the Discovery Session in VoiceThread.

For additional guidance on accessing and navigating sessions in the Classic view, please watch this video:

Beta Access: You are invited to access the conference in a new platform that the Online Learning Consortium is beta testing for this conference. Our hope is that you will find the new platform provides easier navigation of conference sessions, access to resources, and more interaction through our virtual exhibit hall. To access via the Beta view:

  • Log in to your OLC User account (that you used to register for the conference)
  • Once logged in, you will see two blue stripes at the top of the page:
    • The top blue stripe provides access in the Classic View. 
    • The bottom blue stripe will take you to our new beta conference platform. We recommend you select this link labeled “Beta Access”. 
  • After you click the link, you will be redirected to the sign in page. Sign in with the email you used to register for the conference.

OLC Innovate 2020 Beta Access

  • You will then find yourself on the Home page of the beta site.
  • Click on “Sessions” box which takes you to the list of sessions coming up for the day.
  • Click on the session title you wish to view.  (watch the video for many ways to search for a session).  This will open a pop-up box.
  • Click on the red “Attend” button. This will take you to a full session description.
  • Click on the green “Join the Webinar” button.
  • This will launch Zoom and your session will begin at the scheduled time (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time Zone).
  • If you arrive prior to the session start time, you will see a countdown clock above the “Attend” button. You won’t be able to enter the session room until 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

For additional guidance on accessing and navigating sessions in the Beta view, please watch this video:

 

 
Attendees please note: As you enter a session in either “Watch Now” (Classic view) or  “Attend” (Beta view), remember that links will be active 15 minutes before the start of each live-streamed session. Each room does have a maximum capacity of 1000 participants, so we encourage you to arrive a few minutes early to ensure you get a “seat” in the session. If you find that the capacity of the room has been reached, please select another session to attend during that time block and come back to view the on-demand recording at a later date.
Presenters and session chairs please note: You will enter your assigned presentation room the same way you would enter a session as an attendee, depending on which system (Classic or Beta) you are using. Please plan on entering your presentation room 10-15 minutes before the scheduled start time (as soon as the link is available).