General Questions and Policies
What if I cannot attend all the live events? Will I be able to view the presentation(s) at another time?
All sessions will be recorded and available online in a private area of the NCTE Ning to view at your convenience. All handouts, powerpoints, and other presentation materials will be available for conference attendees to view and discuss within the same private area of the Ning. To view the recording, participants click on a URL to download the recording of the session.
Can I earn continuing education credit with NCTE’s Virtual Conference?
All registered participants in the virtual conference will receive an e-mail documenting the clock hours earned for participation in each live event. If more than one person is particpating at your connection be sure to contact us with a roster of participants from your site. We will want to award credit for all attending. We do not offer college credit for this conference. Check with your school to see if they have chosen to provide continuing education credit for participation in these virtual events.
Will there be any handouts before/after the session?
Every session will be a little different, but in many cases you will receive book chapters, journal articles, or others materials to read in advance of the seminar. These materials will be shared in both the NCTE Ning and the session itself.
What is a tandem session? Or Virtual School Visit?
The NCTE Virtual Conference includes a keynote, tandem sessions, and breakout sessions. For additional information on the definition of these sessions visit the Extended Opportunities section of the main page.
How far ahead of time should I login to a session?
The first time you prepare to participate we recomend you check your computer at least one day in advance. We recomend you login to the first session at least 20 minutes in advance to ensure your sound is working correctly. For the breakout sessions, 15 minutes in advance should be fine. Follow the e-mail directions from NCTE for specific details on checking your computer system.
How can I complete a program evaluation?
All virtual conference participants will receive a link to the survey found in the private area of the NCTE Ning.
Can I participate if I live outside of the US?
Absolutely! For no additional cost, you can participate in the virtual conference as long as you meet the minimum technical requirements listed below.
What if I am registered and I cannot attend the Live event?
You will still receive access to the recordings and materials. If you would like to cancel your registration, you must do this 3 business days before the event and NCTE will credit your account to purchase additional NCTE products within a year of purchase.
You may not sell, distribute, stream over the Web or otherwise use the Online Recordings, except to share with others at your location only.
Pricing and Purchasing Questions
What does the Virtual Conference fee Include?
The NCTE Virtual Conference fee includes one connection that can be shared by a school and includes three days of virtual events, in addition to resources found in a private area of the NING. The resources include On Demand NCTE Web seminars, book chapters, journal articles, videos, and more. The cost is per site (computer), with an unlimited number of people viewing the session. Registrants will also receive instructions from NCTE and Elluminate to prepare their computer site for the virtual conference (www.elluminate.com/support).
How do I purchase a seat in the NCTE Virtual Conference?
You can purchase a seat in the NCTE Virtual Conference here: https://secure.ncte.org/forms/VC2010/ and completing the online form. Please contact customer service if you would like to purchase multiple connections at 1-877-369-6283. Payment is possible with PO or credit card.
Can I pay by purchase order?
Payment by P.O. is accepted if a copy of the P.O. is received at least three business days in advance of the first day of the Virtual Conference.
Can I purchase multiple Virtual Conference Connections at one time?
You can purchase multiple seats by adjusting the quantity in your shopping cart.
Do you offer a one-day rate?
We do not offer a one-day rate as the three major strands of the conference are covered every day of the virtual conference. If you cannot attend the sessions one day, you can access these online and participate in an upcoming day of sessions.
With one Virtual Conference purchase, can I assemble a large group to participate in a Web seminar?
Absolutely. Your purchase of a connection is for one log-in, but the presentation can be viewed by additional people through use of an LCD or other forms of technology.
How will all the teachers in my school gain access to the private area of the NING?
When a school connection is purchased, you will be sent information regarding the names and e-mails of participants. NCTE will then send an invitation to join the private area of the NING.
What are the minimum technical requirements?
All sessions in the NCTE Virtual Conference will use Elluminate Live! software, a java-based program. The requirements can be found on the Web site: http://www.elluminate.com/support/min_requirements.jsp
What is the Virtual Conference Platform?
The NCTE Virtual Conference uses Elluminate Live! software, a java-based program. We recommend you check with your system administrator in advance of the first day of the conference to ensure your computer is properly set up to run this program, especially considering firewalls. If you don’t have a system administrator, you can check your system online by visiting http://www.elluminate.com/support/. First time can learn more by watching this recording.
How does the audio work for the Virtual Conference?
The audio for the virtual conference is run through the computer rather than through a phone line. You will need to be sure your computer is equipped with speakers or a head set so you can hear the presenter. An USB-port microphone is highly recommended!
How do I access each session of the Virtual Conference?
Access to the NCTE Virtual Conference will be available within a private area of the NING and additional information sent in the reminders once your registration has been processed.
What if I am having difficulty entering the session?
Occasionally registrants have problems entering an Elluminate session despite successfully preparing their computer. Visit http://www.elluminate.com/support/ to troubleshoot, or contact an Elluminate Live! representative at 866-388-8674, option #2. Or, watch a recording that addresses common computer errors by participants and system administrators. Please view these common firewall procedures.
Should the Live Web Seminar Ask for User Name and Password?
Access to tje NCTE Virtual Conference is not gained through a user name and password but a hyperlink provided to you prior to the seminar. You will, however, be asked to enter the name you registered with. Should you be asked for a user name and password, close all browsers and try again.