The VIRTUAL Platform:
CTAT's Law and Public Service Virtual Conference 2020 will be an interactive online learning experience. This dynamic platform will feature keynote presentations, multiple breakout sessions to choose from, live Q&A with presenters, and solution provider showcase where you can learn more about available CTE tools and resources. Enter dedicated discussion rooms to share your questions and experiences. Not able to join all of the sessions during the live event? No problem. Registrants will have access to all recorded sessions for 90 days after the conference.
About the platform
It’s an All-in-One Digital Event Platform!
The CTAT Virtual Law and Public Service Teacher Conference will use a virtual platform so we can give you the same great experience you're used to at in-person events including dynamic content, networking with other attendees and more. All from the convenient location of your choice!
About the Platform
Use a compatible browser. The platform works best on Safari and Firefox. Pro tip: Make sure your browser is up to date. There have been multiple people having trouble with the platform while using Chrome. Try another browser if something is not loading.
If it still isn't working, try refreshing your browser.
Discussion boxes. You will want to refresh frequently in the platform to see the most up-to-date chats.
If you are registered for additional trainings, you will receive an access key on Monday, June 15th. If you are just registered for the LPS Teacher Conference, you will receive the access key the morning of Tuesday, June 16th.
NEXT THOUGHT ACCOUNT
Once you create a user name and password on the platform website, you can then redeem your code/access key to see the additional training and/or conference module.
To find your CEU credits, you will click on your profile at the top right hand corner of the website. One you hit "View Profile" you will be able to click on the "Achievement" tab and see the course certifications from each session you completed. In the "Transcript" tab of your profile, it will show your CEUs and you will be able to download your certificate.
All sessions, including the live zoom presentations, Q&As, handouts, and transcripts will be available for 90 days.
To receive TCOLE credit for the eligible sessions, you will need to complete the survey at the end of the session and have provided your Personal Identification Data (PID) when you registered.
If you were not able to attend the Tech Check on June 8th, below is the recording. It will explain and walk you through how the conference module looks and works.
How to Turn off Notifications from the Platform:
1. Click on your profile icon at the top right corner and select manage profile:
2. Next, select preferences, then uncheck the Communications box:
Attendee Quick Reference Guide
How to access the platform: You will receive a unique access key with a link to login. If you are registered for additional trainings you will receive your access key on June 15th. If you are not registered for additional trainings, you will receive your unique access key on the morning of Tuesday, June 16th. Please check spam folders if you do not see it in your inbox. IMPORTANT: Ask your IT department to allow all emails from the ctat.org and nextthought.com domain to ensure you receive the details you need to participate in the virtual event.
Join from laptop or PC. We recommend attending the CTAT Virtual Law and Public Service Teacher Conference through your laptop/PC, rather than your mobile device, for the best experience.
Use a compatible browser. The platform works best on Safari and Firefox. Pro tip: Make sure your browser is up to date.
Check your internet speed. We recommend a minimum of 5mbps download and 2mbps upload. Ideally, we like to see 30mbps download and 10mbps upload or higher for the best quality. Test your speed here.
Restart your computer before joining the event. This ensures that there are no other video applications holding onto audio or video for any reason.
Please use headphones when participating on-screen. This will help eliminate echo and feedback.
What is a 'Course'?
- The conference is a 'Course Module.' If you register for additional trainings, those will also appear on your home page in the virtual platform as another course.
Will I have to enroll/register on the virtual platform site?
- Yes, you will receive an access code ("key") on June 8th for the Tech Check and you will create an account and redeem the code for the conference course module.
Can I still attend if I don't participate in the Tech Check on June 8th?
- Of course! You will receive your access key on June 15th or June 16th and you will need to create an account in the virtual platform to access the additional trainings and conference module.
I did not receive a code / I am not able to access the virtual platform site, why is this happening?
- In advance, we ask that you check with your IT department to make sure all emails from the ctat.org and nextthought.com domain are allowed in order to prevent firewall blockage so that you receive all pertinent details to access the event.
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