Online Classes Scheduled for 2014

If this month's class is not the one you are looking for, here is our schedule of webinars for May through December of 2014. NOTE: All webinars are held on Mondays on the date(s) shown here:

  • May 5, 12, and 19 - 6D Embroidery Basics - $60.00 USD
  • June 9, 16, 23, and 30 - Applied Digitizing Practicum (Advanced Digitizing and Graphics Preparation) - $60.00 USD
  • July 7 - 6D Sketch Basics - $20.00 USD
  • July 14 - 6D PhotoStitch Basics - $20.00 USD
  • July 21 - 6D Cross Stitcher Basics - $20.00 USD
  • August 4, 11, and 18 - 6D Design Creator Basics - $60.00 USD
  • September 15, 22, and 29 - 6D Stitch Editor Plus Basics - $60.00 USD
  • October 6, 13, and 20 - 6D Embroidery Basics $60.00 USD
  • November 3, 10, 17, and 24 - Applied Digitizing Practicum (Advanced Digitizing and Graphics Preparation) - $60.00 USD
  • December - NO WEBINARS SCHEDULED for December

 

Webinars consist of 1, 3, or 4 weeks of 2-hour sessions depending upon the number of dates shown on this list. All webinars are scheduled for 3 different times of the day. Morning webinars are held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, Afternoon webinars are held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and evening webinars are held from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. When you enroll in a particular webinar, you may only attend the webinars scheduled for that time of day unless you contact us and ask for your enrollment time to be switched. Webinar invitations that are mailed btom GoToWebinar are not automatically interchangeable for a different time of day.

Online Class for April 2014

6D™ Stitch Editor Plus Basics - $60.00 USD

Dates: Monday, April 7, 14, and 21.

Times:

  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDT (GMT -05:00) ------> Morning Class Times
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -05:00) -------> Afternoon Class Times
  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -05:00) -------> Evening Class Times

 

6D™ software pre-requisites:  Basic familiarity with either the 5D™ Embroidery Extra software or the 6D™ Embroidery Extra software.

The 6D™ Stitch Editor Basics will teach you everything you need to know to get started using your 6D™ Stitch Editor Plus software.  We will cover all of the basic tools and processes available in the 6D™ Stitch Editor Plus software in a series of 3 sessions lasting 2 hours each on consecutive Mondays.

Topic covered will include how to use all of the tools to make basic changes to your embroidery designs. We will also cover the use of the tools on the Object Page which allow you to change the selected stitch object to a different stitch object and to modify the Properties of any stitch onbject in your design.

We will be using the 6D Stitch Editor Plus Reference Guide as a workbook during the class. This book is was installed on your computer's hard drive as a PDF and should be printed by you prior to attending the class.

Class Registration is CLOSED.

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A high speed, broadband internet connection is A MUST have for all of my online classes as well as a good audio system.  A USB headset is highly recommended because it keeps your hands free to take notes while keeping your microphone correctly positioned for asking questions.  Using the microphone and speakers on your computer in place of a USB headset is not recommended because of possible feedback problems that can develop between your microphone and speakers which lead to an echo-chamber effect. 

What is an online class?

Our online classes use the GoToWebinar service.  They are live, not recorded classes taught by Tim Frost in person (well, online and in person).  If you have never attended an online meeting using GoToWebinar here is how it works.  Just imagine making a conference call with a group of other people on the telephone with someone who is teaching a class that you are watching on television.  You can raise your hand and the teacher will acknowledge you and everyone in the class can hear your questions and the answers.  And, you can hear everything that everyone else in the class is saying.  It's just like that except that rather than watching television, you will be looking at your computer screen.  And rather than making a telephone call, you will be wearing an inexpensive set of headphones that also have a little microphone on them.  It might sound complicated but it really isn't.

How do I enroll in an online class?

Once you click on any of the links listed below, you will be connected to the the shopping cart for my web site.  The class you selected will be listed as being present in the shopping cart.  All you have to do at this point is to click on the checkout button and you will be asked to provide your name, address, and credit card information.  All of that information is handled by a secure web site and you can enter your information there knowing that it is secure.  You will be given a message from that web site confirming that your purchase is complete.  Within 24 hours of the time you pay for your class, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar with a link that will take you into the webinar on the day of the webinar.  You will also receive reminder emails 1 week, 1 day, and 1 hour before each class meeting.

How do I connect to the class?

Once that your tuition payment is received, then your registration will be approved by Tim and you will receive another emailthat contains a link to the class location on the internet.  Don't worry about forgetting to attend the class.  You will automatically receive a reminder email about the class one week before the class, another email reminder one day before the class,and another email reminder one hour before the class starts.

All you have to do then is wait for the day of the class.   When the date and time of the class occurs, you simply click on the link in either of the reminder emails and you will be connected to the class.  You do not have to purchase any software to participate in the class.  All you need is an inexpensive headset available either online or from your local computer or electronics store.  Headsets are available in the $15.00 to $40.00 price range.  Note: When you buy your headset, make sure that it has a USB connector.  This type of headset provides the highest possible audio quality.

Do I have to pay any long distance charges or do I need any special internet or phone connection?

You do not have to pay anything other than the cost of tuition for paid classes.  GoToWebinar uses something called voice over internet protocol (VOIP).  Your voice, as well as the voices of all of the other attendees, will travel across the internet for free.  What you will need is a broadband internet connection such as cable-modem, satellite, or fiber-optic connection and a USB headset with a built in microphone.  If you choose to use the speakers on your computer, then you will have to mute yourself during class so that other students do not hear any of the feedback generated on your computer.  USB heasets with a built in microphone do not generate any such feedback.  Unfortunately, if you are using a dial-up connection you won't be able to connect to the online classes and get satisfactory results.

If you do not have a USB headset and you want to use your telephone to connect to the webinar, the only way to do this is through a long distance phone number that is not toll-free.  If you have unlimited long distance service, then this will not be a problem for you.  However, if you do not have unlimited long distance service on your phone, then you should seriously consider the purchase of a USB headset.  Besides using your USB headset with this webinar, you will be able to use that headset with the free Skype software to make free voice (and if you have a webcam) and free video phone calls to anyone in the world who also has a Skype connection.  You can learn about Skype by visiting their web site www.skype.com .

Do you have any documentation on how to use the GoToWebinar software?

Yes, there is free documentation on how to use the GoToWebinar software.  You can view/download it by clicking here.  Before attending any of my online classes, I suggest that you download and print this document (it's only 2 pages) and I may refer to it during the class from time to time.