How Online Learning Works?

Students enrolled in the Ustar courses will receive a high-quality, personalized education experience online. Students can attend virtual classroom sessions either in the home or on the road, wherever an internet connection is available.

Technical requirement:

Ustar uses an app called Zoom as its video chat platform.  Zoom works with all kinds of devices and operating systems.  You will be prompted to download Zoom the first time you join an Ustar class.

For the best experience, you should be using a computer or device with a microphone and webcam.  Most laptops, tablets, and phones now have these built-in. Older computers might have them as separate attachments. Learners can also use a tablet or even a modern smartphone to join live classes.  If you enroll multiple learners in one class, each should have their own device.  
For reliable video chat, the most important thing is to have a reliable internet connection.  Faster is better, but most DSL and Cable internet plans will be sufficient.  

Create an account

Before taking any classes on Ustar platform, you have to register a free account on Ustar website first. Click “My account” on the right corner of the homepage, then click “register” and follow the instructions to create your account. You will be asked to provide an E-mail address, username, and password.

Ustar supports one email address per parent.  We will send your Ustar notifications to your specified email.

Purchase courses

You can now log into your account and enroll in the courses that you are interested by adding the courses to your cart and make payment.

View your courses

You are able to view all the courses you purchased under “my account” webpage by clicking the tab of “courses”.

Taking live lessons

Find the course, there are all the lessons listed under the course.  When the lesson is available to learn, the ‘Start learning’ will be clickable. 

Click “Start Learning” besides the current lesson, you will be prompted to the lesson page. Click “Start Video” on the lesson page to open the Zoom meeting.

Install Zoom if needed

If you do not already have Zoom installed on your computer, follow the prompts to download and run Zoom. Click “download & run Zoom” to download the file if it does not open automatically and follow the computer prompts to install. Once Zoom is installed, it will open the Zoom window.  Click Open Zoom Meetings to join the class.

You will then have the option to Join the Audio Conference by the Computer by clicking “Join with Computer Audio” (recommended)or to view the details to dial in by phone. If this is your first time joining a Zoom meeting, we recommend choosing the option Test your Computer Mic & Speaker. 

 

During the lessons:

Meeting attendees can mute and unmute yourself by clicking on the microphone icon in the bottom.

Meeting attendees can choose to turn their video on or off when joining a meeting.

Meeting attendees can send messages to the others by clicking “Chat” during the meeting.

The raise hand feature in Webinar allows attendees to raise their hand to indicate that they have questions or would like to be unmuted to speak.

Click “Manage Participants”, you will see “Raise Hand” under the list of attendees. Once you click “Raise Hand”, the host will be notified that you’ve raised your hand.

You can click Lower Hand to lower it if needed.

You can also use the Alt+Y keyboard shortcut to raise or lower your hand.

For more other Zoom features, please visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us.

Complete the lessons

When you completed learning the lesson, checking whether there is any homework assignment. If yes, please take time to finish the homework, then click the green button ‘Mark as Completed’.

Congratulations! You successfully take the Ustar online class and complete the lesson.

Homework

Each course has its own community group, teacher will assign homework in the community group. Students will submit the homework to the group, and teacher will review it.

If you have any other questions, please contact us through live chat or email.

Enjoy your learning on Ustar Education!