Online Classes Scheduled for 2016

All webinars are held on the date(s) shown here:

Coming in AUgust 2016 - Premier+ Applied Digitizing. Classes will be held on Mondays in August 8, 15, 22, and 29. Enrollment isl open NOW.


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. United States Eastern Time, Afternoon webinars are held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. United States Eastern Time, and evening webinars are held from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. United States 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 by GoToWebinar are not automatically interchangeable for a different time of day.

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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. 

Applied Digitizing Practicum 4 Week Class - $60.00 USD

Dates: Tuesday, August 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Times:

  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDT (GMT -05:00)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -05:00)
  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -05:00)

 

This course covers the process of using the Premier+ Create digitizing software to create new designs under the guidance of Tim Frost. Applied Digitizing Practicum is NOT A COURSE FOR BEGINNERS in the field of digitizing. All students who enroll in this class are expected to understand fully the following concepts of digitizing as they will not be covered in class:

    • What compensation is and when to change compensation settings
  • • What density is and how and why density settings are changed
  • • What the various kinds of stitch objects are and how they are created using the Premier+ Create module
  • • How to create and modify raster graphics using the Premier+ Create module
  • • How to create and modify vector graphics using the Premier+ Create module
  • • How to examine and modify the Properties of each type of stitch object using the Premier+ Create module
  • • How stitch order affects the appearance of an embroidery design

Once a student is enrolled in the Applied Digitizing Practicum they will submit 3 graphic images via email for review by Tim Frost. Based upon the complexity of the graphic images submitted by the student, Tim will make recommendations to the student on which image(s) they should use for class.

Each of the 4 sessions for Applied Digitizing Practicum will begin with Tim teaching a lesson on digitizing techniques and best practices for approximately 30-45 minutes. After the lesson is complete each student will work on their designs during class. As students have questions about their progress, they will ask the question and Tim will either answer the question using his computer or he will turn over control of the class to that student so that everyone can see the student’s project and progress and understand how they can make further progress with their project. Tim will then restore control of the class to his computer and answer further questions.

During the week between classes students are expected to work on their digitizing projects on their own and be prepared to show their projects at the beginning of the next class.

The price of the class will be $60.00 USD and enrollment will be limited to 6-10 students. The class will be offered at three different times of the day from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. EDT, 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. EDT, and 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. EDT. Because of the limited number of seats in each class, we will not be able to allow students to switch attendance times to other sessions.

To test your computer and to learn what you will need to do to successfully connect to any of my webinars, you should visit this link. Visiting this link will allow you to run a test on your computer and your USB headset to ensure that you know how to connect to my webinar. If you have never attended one of my webinars I STRONGLY SUGGEST that you do so SEVERAL DAYS before attending our first session.

To ENROLL in this class click here to visit our online store.

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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.

What is NOT covered in these classes?

Because we have a tremendous amount of material to cover in these webinars, we do NOT have the time to teach the basics of FILE MANAGEMENT on your computer. Therefore, if your skils are weak when it comes to creating new files, navigating through the file structure on your compoter's hard drive to find files, visit the Downloads page of this web site and download and read through the Windows Vista Basics file as well as the File Explorer Plug-In Supplement to learn these basic skills before attending a webinar.

What time of day are these classes held?

All class times are based on times in the Eastern Time Zone in the United States. Therefore, if you are in a different time zone, then the time of our classes will be different for your time zone. Here is a listing of the times for our classes based upon the Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones in the United States:

Eastern time for Morning classes is: 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Central time for Morning classes is: 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

Mountain time for Morning classes is: 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.

Pacific time for Morning classes is : 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.

 

Eastern time for Afternoon classes is: 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Central time for Afternoon classes is: 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Mountain time for Afternoon classes is: 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m.

Pacific time for Afternoon classes is : 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

 

Eastern time for Evening classes is: 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Central time for Evening classes is: 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mountain time for Evening classes is: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Pacific time for Evening classes is : 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

 

For those of you who are outside of the United States, you will have to convert from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in the Eastern United States which is GMT -05:00. You can visit this web page to calculate your local time to determine what time my classes begin based upon your local time. Click here to visit the time conversion web site.

If you are confused by the time differences, then contact me via email by clicking here and if you provide me with the location of a major city in your area, I will perform the calculation for you.

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?

If this will be your FIRST webinar, you should visit the Downloads page of our web site and scroll down to the bottom of that page and download, print, and read the GoToWebinar Attendee's Quick Reference and keep it handy at the beginning of the webinar.

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.