Schools & Groups

How to Connect

To connect your classroom to the Powerhouse Museum via video conference you will need:

· A reliable internet connection

· A projector or screen connected to your device

· A camera and microphone connected to your device

It is recommended that your classroom be set up so each learner can see and hear the presenter during the video conference.

Ahead of your scheduled session, a test call will be organised to ensure successful connection on the day.

There are three options for you to connect to a video conference at the Powerhouse Museum.

1. Direct Connection using Zoom

2. Via DART Connections (Department of Education NSW schools)

3. Other Connection Options

 


1. Direct Connection using Zoom

The simplest way to connect to the Powerhouse Museum is through a direct connection using Zoom via Aarnet. The connection does not require any software to be downloaded, but does require a computer (PC or Mac) with an internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.

The Zoom connection to the Powerhouse Museum is secure and private. After confirming your school’s booking you will receive an instructional email, that will contain the link to the Zoom room and the passcode required to enter the room. Click on the link to open the connection in your chosen web browser. Zoom will automatically activate your device’s camera and microphone.

A test call will be organised ahead of your scheduled video conference, to ensure successful connection.


2. Via DART Connections (Department of Education NSW schools)

Department of Education NSW schools can connect from a Connected Classroom via DART Connections. Go to DART Connections and select the program that suits you. Once booked, you will receive the number to dial using your video conferencing unit.

A test call will be organised ahead of your scheduled video conference, to ensure successful connection.


3. Other Connection Options

If your school is unable to connect using the above methods, contact us to discuss other options for connecting with the Museum by emailing learn@maas.museum