OLLI Livestreaming FAQs
This fall, some OLLI in-person and Zoom classes are also offered via YouTube streaming (and recording). In effect, participating in livestreamed classes and events is much like a Zoom webinar; some of the capabilities are different, and the steps you take are different.
How do I know which classes are livestreamed?
Those courses that are shown in the Blue Book as available via Zoom may be either via Zoom or livestream, or you may have the choice of either medium. The Class Information and Updates Newsletter and the OLLI website course descriptions will indicate which courses are available via livestream.
Do I need to download an app?
No. Livestreamed classes and events are transmitted through (and recorded on) YouTube, so no special software is needed. Smartphones and tablets may offer a YouTube app as an option, but it is usually not required.
How do I access livestreamed classes?
Like Zoom, a link is assigned to each course. Unlike Zoom, the link will take you first to a webpage, not directly to the class. The webpage will have a button for each class given throughout the semester. You simply click the button for the current class to join the livestreaming class. OLLI member-only classes will require you to sign in with your CSUF username and password to access the class webpage.
Where do I get the livestream course link?
Like Zoom, you get the links from the weekly Class Information and Updates Newsletter. Or go to the OLLI website under Livestream/Recordings on the homepage, select the course (you will be required to log in to the CSUF student portal, unless the course is designated as open to the public) and then click on the desired class button.
If the meeting time of a livestreamed class changes, will I need to look for a new link?
No. The course link will remain unchanged, and it will take you to the same webpage, so all you do is click on the desired class button.
Can I participate in livestreamed class discussions?
No, not orally. Like Zoom, there is a chat function that allows you send a question or comment to the instructor, but unlike Zoom, the instructor and other participants cannot hear or see you.
If I miss the livestream, can I view a video of the class later?
Yes. All livestreamed classes are automatically recorded, and you can view them later by clicking on the same course link and clicking on the same button on the webpage, as described above for viewing it live. Alternatively, go to the livestream courses list on the OLLI website under Livestream/Recordings on the homepage, select the course and then click on the desired class button. Either way, you will be required to log in to the CSUF student portal, unless the course is designated as open to the public.
Where can I get further instruction on how to use livestreaming?
To view a video on how to navigate livestreaming Click Here.