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Virtual Group

Virtual on line Group Page

This group page has been created for all RU3A members, particularly during this time of Coronavirus although we hope it may be of use later too.
Please click on the links provided at the side of this screen or in the text below and explore!

KEEP IN TOUCH

Our Ravenshead U3A ‘Keep In Touch’ (KIT) newsletter will try and keep members up to date. Some of the links mentioned in the email are listed below. Previous versions of KIT are in the side bar of this web page.

VIRTUAL GROUPS GUIDELINES

We have received some help sheets from Paul Fileman of Soar Valley U3A particularly about groups using phone, tablet or laptops to communicate with one another. See Paul’s files on the side bar of this page. These files consist of:

Groups guide lines, which includes, Free Zoom software; a cloud based video conferencing application which supports calls for up to 100 people; and several other cloud based facilities.

Look at the side of the screen for these links

SVU3A virtual Groups guidelines v02-J "ZoomSVU3A" Read this first

Free software for each of the following computers or Smart Phones:

  • Access to Zoom software for windows10 laptop or Desktop. "Zoom windows10"
  • Access to Zoom software for Apple laptop or Desktop. "Zoom apple"
  • Access to Zoom software for Android phone or tablet. "Zoom android"

Our own resident expert John Butler is a user of ZOOM with experience of giving ‘webinars’ (web based meetings) and is willing to help group leaders to get this going with their own group. Contact john by email.

FREE ONLINE RESOURCES

Paul also recommends Chatter Pack which is a link to a wealth of online resources to help anyone to help anyone isolated at home at this time. Some Group leaders may find these useful also for discussion using Zoom etc. with their group.
Please have a look at some of these by clicking on the link above. It will certainly help you to fill a rainy day!

  • Explore virtual tours of museums, art galleries and aquariums!
  • Start an online learning course
  • Check out some Geography quizzes or ‘podcasts’
  • Music Arts and Culture links ( although I guess the ‘live streaming’ of concerts will not be working at this time.
  • Online Literature Lots to read here and free!
  • And More including free Broadway musicals to stream free of charge and ways to look after your mental health

Enjoy!

MORE RESOURCES RECOMMENDED BY OUR MEMBERS

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More Group Pages
Angling Antiques
Armchair Travellers Belly Dancing
Book Reading Group 1 Book Reading Group 2
Bridge for Beginners Canasta
Chess and backgammon Cinema and Theatre Visits
Computing Country and Folk Dancing
Craft Workshops Creative Writing
Cryptic Crossword Current Affairs
Family History French Conversation
Garden Group Guitar
Hikers (5 - 8 miles) Knitting and Crochet
Latin Local History
Luncheon Group Mahjong
Music appreciation Painting
Pastels Photography For Fun
Play Reading Science and Technology
Scrabble Cribbage Skat
Spanish Table Tennis
test12 The Weekenders
Thursday Walking Group Virtual Group
Wine Group Yoga (Improvers)