The Symposium for Teaching with Technology: Technical FAQ


Note: For more general information about the Symposium, see our general FAQ.

What device should I use to attend the 2021 Symposium for Teaching with Technology?

We recommend that you attend the Symposium using your laptop or desktop computer. This will allow for an optimal experience when viewing presenters’ shared screens. You can also attend on a tablet if you wish. Attending via smartphone is not recommended.


What software do I need to attend the 2021 Symposium for Teaching with Technology?

You should download and install the latest version of Zoom on your device before attending the Symposium.


How do I log in to attend the Symposium?

You will need to log in with SSO (Single Sign-On) to attend the Symposium. To log in from the Zoom app on your device:

  1. Click the top-right button that contains your profile (typically your initials). This brings up a drop-down menu.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of that menu and click “Switch Account.” This brings you to a “Sign In” dialog box.
  3. On the right, click the “Sign In With SSO” button.
  4. Enter the correct domain (either “uchicago” or “uchicagomedicine”, depending on your account) in the box provided.
  5. Login using your CNetID and password.


Where can I go for help during the Symposium?

The Concierge Room will be open throughout the Symposium to assist you with any questions you may have. You can find the link to the Concierge Room on the Event Schedule page.


I’m unfamiliar with Zoom. Where can I get help before the Symposium?

You can attend Academic Technology Solutions’ Virtual Office Hours to practice using the various features of Zoom and ask any questions you may have. You can also visit the ITS Web Conferencing page for information about Zoom.


Will session recordings be available?

Yes, all sessions except the Q&A/Fireside Chat with Jesse Stommel will be recorded and will be made publicly available later on this symposium website.


Can I invite non-UChicago colleagues to the Symposium?

Live attendance at the Symposium is only for UChicago faculty, instructors, students, and staff. However, anyone is welcome to watch the session recordings after the event.