The 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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?

If you have already registered, you can join the lobby at the Zoom Event Link for the Symposium. If prompted to log in, always use the Sign in with SSO option. If you have not registered, follow the directions below to register and to join the Symposium Lobby and join sessions. 

  1. Click on the Zoom Event Link for the Symposium.
  2. You will be prompted to log in. Scroll down and click Sign in with SSO.
  3. Enter your domain: uchicago, uchicagomedicine, or uchicago-proed. (For more information, please see our Zoom Account Login Options.)
  4. On the Zoom Event page, click the “Register” button.
  5. If prompted, select the “General Admission” ticket type.
  6. Next, enter your registration information and continue.
  7. Once the page refreshes, you may click the “Join Lobby” button to enter the event lobby. (The event lobby is the virtual meeting space, where you can view the upcoming sessions, speaker bios, and bookmark sessions to your itinerary.

For a demonstration of logging into the Symposium, please watch our video on the login process.


How do I join a session?

First, make sure you have signed into the appropriate Zoom portal web page (see question above for details), then Join the Lobby. One on the Lobby web page, use the left navigation to go to the Sessions page. When a session is active, you will see a “join” button – click to enter into that Zoom session. You will see a new window open with the Zoom webinar or meeting appear. You may leave the Lobby web page open in the background. When you leave a session meeting or webinar, the Lobby will be available for you to join the next session.


I accidentally closed the Lobby web page. How do I get back to it to join the next session?

You may go back to the Symposium website schedule page and click the “Join Now” button at the top, then click to “Join Lobby.” You may also use the “View Ticket” link in your email message. You can keep the Lobby open in the background while you attend your sessions, as well, making it easier to navigate to your next session.


How do I use the itinerary page?

To save sessions to your itinerary, go to the Event Lobby and use the left navigation to get to the Sessions page. For each session you would like to appear in your itinerary, click the bookmark icon. Once you click it, the session should appear on your Itinerary page. You may join sessions directly from your itinerary page, as well, by clicking the ”join” button.


Where can I get help?

If you need help joining Symposium, visit our Virtual Help Desk via Zoom. The Virtual Help Desk will be open 11am – 1pm on Monday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 19 and from 12:30pm – 5:30 pm during Symposium on Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21. Follow this link to join the Virtual Help Desk. If you need help at other times, please email us at


Will session recordings be available?

Yes, all sessions 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.