WebLive Course Info

Joining a WebLive Class Using Zoom

You will attend your Kirkwood Community College WebLive class via Zoom – a cloud-based technology allowing faculty and students to have high-quality interaction in real-time from your computer or mobile device.

  1. To attend a class via a meeting link, select the link to begin the meeting launch process. You will find the meeting link in your TALON class – It may be posted on the calendar or in the announcements section.
  2. Follow the prompts as they appear on the screen. If this is the first time you are attending a WebLive meeting, you may be prompted to install the Zoom application. If so, select the Zoom application and click OK.
  3. You will also be prompted to enter your name during the launch process – Please enter your first and last name for attendance purposes.


Key Information for Remote WebLive Students

  • You need to hold high expectations for learning by maintaining a strong focus on the discussions and presentations. Remember that your distractions can also be distractions to others. Please act in the same manner in a WebLive class as if you were sitting in a traditional classroom at the college.
  • High speed internet and a webcam is required. If your internet is too slow, you may need to find another location.
  • USB headsets are recommended for best sound quality and to prevent feedback.
  • Classes are CST (Central Standard Time.) If you join late, please alert your instructor if you think that attendance has already been taken.
  • Mute your audio when you are not speaking. The Audio mute button is located in the lower left-hand corner of the menu bar.
  • Your first class meeting will not include training for Zoom; it will be a full class in which you will be expected to actively participate.

If you would like to test your system using Zoom go to https://zoom.us/test or contact the Kirkwood Student Help Desk (319-398-7624 or 800-634-6581).


Taking WebLive Course Exams

Testing at Non-Kirkwood Locations

If you do not live near campus or a Kirkwood center, you may request that exams be proctored at a college testing site or a public library near you. If you are requesting to take exams outside of the United States, you must use the Examity online proctoring service.

Once you have found a location willing to proctor your exams, you must submit a Non-Kirkwood Site Exam Request Form. Please request exams as early as possible. Once we have verified the proctor information, we will send your proctor instructions. You are responsible for any fees other testing sites may charge for their services.

Testing through Examity

Examity may be used by any student required to take monitored exams online. Any student testing outside of the U.S. is required to use this service for taking online monitored exams. There is a per-exam fee charged by Examity that the student is responsible to pay. A reliable high-speed internet connection, webcam, microphone, and speakers are required. The Examity Request Form must be submitted prior to scheduling an exam through the Examity website.