Preparing for Virtual Open House on Saturday, November 6

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
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We want you to have a Falcon Awesome time at Fanshawe's Virtual Open House this weekend. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your virtual experience:


1) Register for Virtual Open House if you haven’t yet! 

2) Plan your day. Make note of the sessions you want to attend and what times they are happening.  

3) Play around with the site. Try out the search filters so you know how to easily find what you’re looking for.   

Update and test your technology 

We recommend using a Chrome Browser or the Zoom Desktop or Mobile app to experience Virtual Open House. We also suggest that you test your equipment in case you want to make use of your camera, microphone or headphones.   

Chrome browser - minimum version of 30+ 

How to update Google Chrome on Windows or Mac 

  1. Open Google Chrome. 

  1. Click Z

  1. Click Update Google Chrome. If this button is not visible, that means you are on the latest version of the browser. 

  1. Click Relaunch to update Google Chrome. 

  1. An alternative way to do this is to click the three dots icon and click About Google Chrome. 

  1. Now Google Chrome will begin to update itself automatically. Once the update has been downloaded, click Relaunch. 

Zoom app - minimum version 5.3.0+
  1. Download Zoom

  2. Sign in to Zoom desktop client. 

  1. Click your profile picture then click Check for Updates. 
    If there is a newer version, Zoom will download and install it. 

Microphone / Camera 

Hop on a Zoom call with a friend or family member and make sure that your camera and microphone are working. You do not need to turn on your microphone or camera, the choice is yours.  


If you will be using headphones during Virtual Open House, make sure you know how to change your audio and microphone inputs on Zoom. Look for the mute button and select the arrow beside it and then select both your microphone and speaker as your desired headphones. 

If your headphones are wireless, make sure they’re fully charged, so there isn’t a last-minute panic. 


Know where to go 

If you need any help during Open House (finding a session or help with a link) or have question you’re not sure where to ask, we’re here for you.  
Join our Explore Fanshawe session. We’ll be available from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. to answer your questions about Fanshawe or the event. Our recruitment team and student leaders will be there as well to share their insights on Fanshawe. 


Or join us on your preferred social media channel and our amazing social media team will be there to help during the event and with any questions you have in the future.  
Discord: (Meet others applying to and already attending Fanshawe) 

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