How to Access Northwest Neighbors Village's Online Programming
Welcome to the Village's page on how to access our online programming. Online web conferencing is new to many of us. The following is a step by step guide to help you navigate. In no time, you'll be a pro!
You don't need a computer to enjoy our online programs. If you do not have a computer or don't feel comfortable navigating online, don't fret! All of Northwest Neighbors Village programming is available via telephone. Simply dial (646) 876-9923. Sometimes an access code is required to join the program. The access code will be included in the program description on our online events calendar.
For those of you who feel a bit more comfortable with the computer, you can join by web conferencing called Zoom. Online access provides the opportunity for you to see the presenter and your fellow Villagers. For those of us who are shy, there are ways to mute yourself or turn off your camera so the group does not see you (see Step 5).
If you are trying out Zoom for the first time, it's best to try to connect 5 to 10 minutes before the program begins. Zoom can be used on your laptop computer, desktop computer, tablet and smart phone, and is compatible with PC's and Apple products.
Step 1 - Browse our events calendar and find an online program that interests you. Then double click on the event to learn more.
Step 2 - All events include a description about the program. Online programs will include a "click here" button that will take you directly to Zoom.
Step 3 - You will be directed to a screen that asks you to Open Zoom. Click the white button on the left that says Open Zoom. Sometimes you have to download Zoom. If that's the case Click Download & Run Zoom and then click the Zoom_exe button on the bottom left hand corner of your screen.
Step 4 - You will now be asked to join the meeting. Click Join with Computer Audio. If you are prompted to provide a Meeting ID, check information provided in the program description of the Village events calendar.
Step 5 - If you prefer to mute yourself, click the microphone button on the bottom lefthand side of your screen. If you prefer to turn off your camera, click the "Stop Video" button, which is to the right of the microphone button on the bottom lefthand side of your screen.
Step 6 - Enjoy the online program.
We hope to see you (virtually) soon!