Excitement, frustration, disappointment, perseverance and achievement, in that order. These are some of my feelings and attitudes I have faced as I prepare for online teaching. The aim is not to give up or feel you can’t, as everything is possible when you persist.
This morning, I was extremely worried as I could not join a Zoom meeting on Monday evening. I had joined Zoom a few times at home for courses and meetings.
What was going on?
Why could I not access it?
What was I doing wrong?
I called up a colleague who willingly came by to help. We tried hot spotting and using all that we know. She helped me put an extension on my page, so I could easily access the page when it started working. It was all too technical for me, so I just followed her guide.
Later on I reached out to our Information Technology support. I got hold of them. Many emails, phone calls, photos and messages sent by Whats app later, following his lead, I managed to fix it. Don’t ask me if it was a network, broadband, application problem or whatever else, I still don’t know. All that I am happy about is that Zoom is bookmarked and I’m ready to join a meeting soon.