How do I join my class or lesson from an iPhone or iPad?

Join your private or live online group classes from anywhere!

Private Online Lessons Through TakeLessons Classroom

We strongly recommend using an up to date version of the Safari browser for the best experience.

While iOS devices are supported for TakeLessons Classroom, they are more likely to experience technical bugs. As such, we suggest accessing TakeLessons Classroom from a computer whenever possible.

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Log in to your TakeLessons Student Account

  1. Go to TakeLessons.com/login
  2. When your class or lesson is due to start in less than 60 minutes, you'll see a Join button on your Schedule tab and at the top of your student Dashboard.
  3. Click Join to enter TakeLessons Classroom.

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Enable your camera and microphone

  1. Once you click Join you'll be prompted to enable your camera and microphone. 
  2. Click Allow to enable your camera and microphone.

(Note: You are able to turn these off once you have entered the Classroom if you don't wish to use them during your lesson)

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Check your camera and microphone

  1. We will double-check that everything works.
  2. Make sure you can see yourself in the video box.
  3. Make sure green bars appear when you make noise.
  4. When everything is ready, click Start Call

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If you don't see your teacher in the online classroom

If your teacher has not joined your lesson through TakeLessons Classroom within the first 5-10 minutes of the class, give the teacher a call to see if they are having trouble connecting. You can find your instructor's contact information in the Welcome Email, as well as, on the Dashboard of your student account. 

We also recommend discussing a backup platform before the first class, just in case you run into technical difficulties that are out of your control. Examples of backups would be Skype, Facetime, or Google Hangouts. 

Most issues can be easily solved by following the troubleshooting steps.

Group Online Lessons Through TakeLessons Live

1. Make sure your device is compatible

  • iPhone 6S, 7th generation iPod touch, or iPad Air 3rd Generation or newer, (Which iPad do I have?)
  • iOS 14.2 or later, with all the newest updates installed. 

2. Download and install the app

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3. If necessary, grant permission to use the microphone & camera

  • Older Apple devices will need to grant specific permission for the TakeLessons student app to access the microphone and camera on your device.
  • Follow the setup steps. Remember, you can always disable your camera or mute your microphone during any class or lesson.

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4. Tap "Join"

  • If you have notifications enabled, you will receive a notification when your lesson is about to begin. Tap this notification to be directed to your class. 

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  • Alternatively, you can tap the Join Now button from the Schedule tab to enter the classroom up to 30-minutes prior to the scheduled start time. 

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  • Confirm your name and location on the next page and tap Join Class

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  • When you're the first one in the classroom, you'll see a Your lesson will begin shortly... message. If you're taking a class through TakeLessons Live, feel free to chat with your fellow classmates until your teacher joins! takelessons_image_TLL_Join_3.png

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