How to learn online CANCELLED (OL06L55A)

Do you want to try an online course or would you love to video call your family and friends? Let Danielle guide you through how to use Google Meet so that you can start exploring ACRES online opportunities today.

When? Monday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm on 21st September 2020 for 1 day.
Where? This is an online course.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £0.00.

How to enrol?

You can enrol by phoning ACRES' House on 01825 761820 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10 am and 3 pm. Alternatively, to register your interest in a course please email adultlearning@acres.org.uk with the course title and your contact details and a member of the team will call you back to enrol you on your chosen course.

Course overview

This course will give you more confidence using the video platform Google Meet to access online learning with ACRES.

What you already need to know

This session is for anyone wanting to take a course online, who is unfamiliar with Google Meet and would like a little guidance of what to expect.

It will suit those who


What you will learn


By the end of the course, you will be more familiar with the basic functions of Google Meet

You will come away with a greater knowledge of what real-time online learning is like and more confidence to enrol on any of the ACRES online courses that interest you.

How you will learn it

This is an online course taught in real-time by an experienced ACRES tutor. You will learn directly from the tutor as well as through presentations, videos and online resources.

What do I need to bring to the first session?

ACRES' online courses will be taught in real time using the video platform Google Meet, supported by other online resources. To ensure you get the most out of the course and can fully participate in the sessions you will interact with your tutor and other students through speaking, listening and the chat function, as well as being able to see each other via the video links, though you can turn off your camera and microphone at any time.

You will therefore need to have access to either a laptop, computer or portable device (eg tablet or phone) (this ideally needs to be less than 5 years old), with a camera / webcam and microphone, as well as a good broadband / Wi-Fi connection.

Though it is not essential, you may choose to create a separate email account for your online learning (preferably Gmail which is most compatible with Google Meet). This will give you the added security to allow you to share your email address with your tutor and other students on the course to enhance your learning experience, without disclosing your personal information.

At the start of the course and before each lesson your tutor will send you an invitation with a link to join the class and any further information including resources and equipment you will need for the lesson.


Materials and items you will need to do the course

How much extra study or practice is involved?

What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?

What are the future steps beyond ACRES?

Find out about other courses with the National Careers Service for opportunities to extend your skills and knowledge.

How can I get further information about these?

Please visit the ACRES website, see our brochure, or alternatively contact a member of the team on 01825 761820.