Thank you for registering for the African Studies Association Annual Teachers’ Workshop! We know this year has been incredibly challenging for teachers and we’re very happy you have decided to attend! This year’s virtual format has enabled us to offer an unprecedented number of sessions and we’re excited about all the options.

 

As a reminder, the full program will run from 12 PM to 9 PM, Eastern Time (9 AM to 6 PM PST) on Saturday, November 14.

 

Here are your instructions to participate in the full day of teacher-focused activities.

 

Login by THURSDAY to test your access.

If you have trouble, contact alix@africanstudies.org.

 

Thursday:

 

Step 1: Set up your username and password. You can watch a video of the login process and/or follow the directions below.

 

  1. Go to the 2020 Conference page on the African Studies Association website: https://africanstudies.secure-platform.com/a

  2. Click on Teachers’ Workshop. A window will open asking you to log in.

  3. Click on Forgot Password

  4. Enter the email address you used when you registered for this event. Not sure which email you used? This email came to you at the email we have on file for your registration. This will generate an email from ASA inviting you to “reset” your password. (Yes, we know. You never had a password. This is a roundabout way of creating a password.)

  5. Return to the 2020 Conference Page and log in.

    1. username = your full email address

    2. password = your newly created password

  6. Click on “Teachers’ Workshop”

  7. From here you can view the full schedule and descriptions of each workshop. 

 

Step 2: Make sure you have a Zoom account

 

Many of you already have Zoom accounts, but if you don’t, sign up for a free one here: https://zoom.us/

 

Saturday Morning

 

Step 3: Log in to the conference page

 

A few minutes before 12 PM EST (9 AM PST), go to the African Studies Association Annual Conference page to log in. You will use your ASA login. This will give you access to ALL the workshop sessions.

 

Step 4: Join the Opening Session

 

All the events for the day will be listed on a single page. When you’re ready to attend a session, just click on its title and you’ll find yourself on a page with more information about that session. Fifteen minutes before the session begins, you’ll see a blue button that says Join Session. This will drop you in the waiting room for that session. Once each session starts, you’ll be free to move from one to another, as you would in a live conference.

 

NOTE: If you click on a workshop link and get a pop-up asking for your username and login, it probably means you are not logged into Zoom. Sign in using your Zoom username and password, NOT your ASA credentials.

 

If you have any trouble after you have logged into the conference page or when you are in a workshop, look for a blue and white chat icon in the lower right corner of the screen. Tech help is available via live chat.

 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

 

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