Virtual Author Visits Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need any special software to participate in the virtual author visits?

No. All you need to access is the Internet and log on to the password protected resource website. Ensure that you have a computer that has access to the Internet and working computer speakers. However, it is a good idea to test your connection well ahead of the presentation to make sure that your browser is up to date and that you are able to install any plugins that might be required. This is VERY important for schools.

Do I need a teleconferencing number?

You do not need a teleconference number. Sound will come through your computer speakers or headphones. Only the authors and the convenors have audio privileges.

Do I need a teleconferencing number?

You do not need a teleconference number. Sound will come through your computer speakers or headphones. Only the nominees and the moderators have audio privileges.

I’m having tech trouble prior or during a virtual visit – can you help me?

If you are having trouble accessing it, please restart your computer. As these are not live sessions, this year they are just a video that is to be viewed.

I would like a number of classes in my school to attend an upcoming nominee visit, how can I do that?

You may distribute the link to your classrooms as long as your school is registered.

I am not registered in the Forest of Reading. Can I still attend the author virtual visit?

All participants for the Virtual Visits must be registered in the Forest of Reading – but it takes just a minute to register for the program.

Can I share the link for the virtual author visit with my friends outside my school/library?

No. Your registration covers a single-location access, which means you can host a group in a single room or watch it individually. Please do not forward the connection email or link to others. We are a non-profit that exists to serve our members, and our system is honour-based.

When can I expect the link for the virtual author visit to be sent to me?

The links are made available on the password protected resource site the week of the virtual author visit, so you don’t have to wait for us to send you anything!