Dates: Monday, March 10, 17, and 24.
6D™ software pre-requisites: Familiarity with the 6D™ Embroidery software
The 6D™ Design Creator Basics course will teach you
everything you need to know to get started using your 6D™ Design Creator software. We will
cover all of the basic tools and processes
available in the 6D™ Design Creator software in a series of 3 sessions lasting 2 hours each on consecutive Fridays. If you are using 6D™ Design Creator software and need
to get started, then this is the class for you.
We will be using the 6D™ Design Creator 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.