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TNS Virtual Classroom: Guidelines and Requirements

Welcome to The Next Street’s Virtual Classroom Program. Because we recognize that learning on Zoom is different from the traditional classroom environment, we have developed the following requirements for our digital classrooms,  to help you maximize your driver's ed experience, 

  1. Legal Names on Zoom account: Please make sure that your full legal name as spelled on your learner’s permit, appears on your zoom account. If you have a nickname you prefer to be called, you can add it after a dash after your legal name. Ex: James Smith - Jim. 
  2. Cameras On: During class time, your camera must be on and pointed towards you on a stable/steady surface.  Please do not point your camera at the ceiling or other areas in your room.  (If you have technological limitations and are unable to comply with this requirement, please notify your instructor via a private chat message on Zoom.)
  3. Sit up and take notes: Please come ready to learn.  You should be seated upright,  in a quiet location, where you can remain focused and present for the duration of the class. We highly recommend that you use a physical notebook and take notes by hand.  Research shows that this supports learning and recall. 
  4. Attendance and punctuality.  Show up and be on time. You must be fully present for the entire duration of the class in order to get credit for the class. Scheduled breaks will be given. Attendance will be taken at the start of the session,  after break,  and once more at the end of class as a sign off. 
  5. Avoid digital multitasking. We understand the pull to do other things while in a Zoom meeting,  like scrolling on your phone, playing games or checking your DMs.  However, we challenge you to focus on the class materials in the same way you will have to focus (without distraction) while driving. 

We will do our part! We continue to research digital delivery of education and are constantly making improvements to our class. Our instructors will keep the classes fun and engaging so that it is easy for you to remain present and focused. 

We look forward to seeing you in class!


New to Zoom or Need a Refresher?

Click here for instructions on how to:

  • Create an Account
  • Download the Zoom App
  • Test a Meeting on Zoom
  • Access Your Class
  • Reschedule a Missed Class
  • Use Zoom Virtual Backgrounds (with FREE Virtual Background Downloads!)