PATH Attendee Guide

Communication Access

The best web browser for the symposium is Google Chrome. Google Chrome should automatically allow you to view instructions and session titles in your own language. If not, right click to select “translate to” and select your language. Also, your ability to view the symposium is very affected by the quality of your internet bandwidth. You may want to watch the symposium from a location where you know the internet is consistently dependable.

Nearly all sessions will be presented in English. Some sessions will be presented in Spanish. Oral translation is provided in both English and Spanish for all sessions. Questions that are asked of the presenters will also be translated for these two languages.

All sessions will be captioned into written English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese.

Most sessions will be recorded and can be viewed again from July 24-September 30, 2024.

 

Computer System Requirements

We recommend using Chrome, FireFox or Safari. Please make sure your computer has all updates installed.

 

PATH Virtual Login Information

1. Sign In via BlueSky: PATH   Click here: https://www.pathlms.com/agbell/sign_in

Please sign into the BlueSky Platform before the first day of the symposium using your email address and the password agbell2024 or select ‘Forgot your password’. 

2. Register for Individual Sessions:  

*You must be logged into the site in order to register for Individual Sessions.  

Step 1: Click ‘Enter Virtual Symposium’ button on the homepage to access all the sessions. 

Step 2: At the bottom of the page, you will see ‘Day 1’ ‘Day 2’ and ‘Day 3’. Click which day you would like to view the sessions that are scheduled. 

Step 3: Click the Session Title of which you would like to register. That will lead you to the description page.  

Step 4: Click ‘Register’ on the right column. You will receive an email confirmation with a different individual link for each session after you register.  

3. Join symposium sessions 

*Must join the session on the day of the event! 

Step 1: Use the correct link for each session to join the event – Remember, you will receive a different link for each session for which you have registered.  

Step 2: The ‘Join Live Web Event’ button will become “live” about 30 minutes or less prior to each session start time.  

 

Connecting your Audio

Audio can be heard through your device speakers (e.g. laptop, desktop, notebook, phone). Please be sure that your speakers are on, and that your volume is up. There is no call-in number for audio; you must have a speaker on the device you use in order to hear the Symposium.

 

BlueSky Help Desk

A help desk is staffed from 8 am to 8pm ET (M-F), as well as one hour prior to the start of each symposium day. Please be aware that there may be many attendees asking for help at the same time, so be sure to log in ahead of time.  

Email: support@blueskyelearn.com  

Phone: US and Canada: +1 (858) 201-4136 

Other countries: +1 (858) 345-5916  

 

Detailed Schedule

To view sessions, view the schedule here

Most sessions will be recorded for later viewing during the On Demand Symposium (July 24-Sept 30, 2024). Sessions that will not be recorded or available for viewing during the On Demand version of the Symposium are marked on the Detailed Schedule.

*All times are listed in United States Eastern Time (Washington, DC time). 

Continuing Education Information

To be awarded continuing education units (CEUs) or hours connected to the Symposium, a registered professional participant must:

  1. Complete the survey titled “Select Your CEUs Here,” which is listed first in the list of sessions for each day in the PATH system. Choose the type of CEUs you wish to receive during the Symposium. You only need to complete this form once.
  2. Complete and submit a “Session Feedback + CEU Learning Assessment” form for each attended session for which you want to claim CEUs. Participants who do not complete this form for a given session will not earn CEUs for that session.

*You must complete a Session Feedback + CEU Learning Assessment for all attended sessions in which you wish to receive CEU credit.

Other Important Information about CEUs

  • It is best to complete each form prior to the end of the Symposium while learning has just occurred. You must answer every question, but do not need to be detailed or even use full sentences.
  • Each Session Feedback + CEU Learning Assessment form must be completed no later than July 8, 2024.
  • Understand that only those sessions listed as offering continuing education are eligible for continuing education.
  • Participate in the entire session, whether in a “live” session or “on demand” session.
  • Session Feedback + CEU Assessment of Learning forms will be reviewed by AG Bell’s Continuing Education (CE) Administrator. The CE Administrator is quite familiar with the content being provided by session presenters and will review each assessment for learning about the content presented in that particular session.
  • Any verbatim listing on a Session Feedback + CEU Learning Assessment form of the Learning Objectives listed on the AG Bell Symposium website is considered unsatisfactory for a given session and that participant will not be awarded continuing education for that session.
  • Understand that an attendee can be awarded continuing education units/hours only once per session and only for the full amount indicated for that particular session.
  • A participant who attends all three days of the “live” symposium can earn up to 19 continuing education hours/1.9 units provided that the participant attends each session in full and satisfactorily completes an Assessment of Learning for each attended session. The same attendees can earn additional continuing education hours/units by attending sessions on demand that they did not attend during the live symposium.
  • You will be able to access the “On Demand” Symposium version of the Symposium July 24-September 30 using the same link to the PATH system that you will use for the live Symposium.
  • A participant can register for the Symposium, not attend the “live” event, and still earn continuing education as long as that participant participates in the On Demand Symposium and completes a Session Feedback + CEU Learning Assessment form for each attended session.

Your Online Presence

Attendees can communicate with all other session attendees in the live Chat feature and type questions for presenters in the Question & Answer feature of the PATH Learning Management System. Remember that everyone can see what you type. Enjoy the interaction with your colleagues! Also, note the requirement of respectful and appropriate communication towards all participants and presenters. AG Bell reserves the right to remove attendees from sessions and the overall symposium for behavior that is disrespectful to colleagues or interrupts the symposium experience of attendees in any way.

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