Announcements for March 24, 2016
FI Online Changes
From Ken Treybig: Jim Franks has been announcing the changes made to the FI Online system for the past couple of weeks, but we thought it might be good to put something in writing to assist everyone in making the transition. Since the recorded video files are now being posted in advance and set to go live at 9 p.m. Eastern each Wednesday night, there is no visible countdown and music announcing the start of the class.
In fact, the class is more on-demand, meaning that if you happen to be late logging in for the class, the file will begin playing at the very beginning. So you will not miss any of the class, even if you are 30 or 40 minutes late. We hope that will be a benefit to anyone who may not be able to make it at exactly 9 p.m.
Even though there is no music or countdown, there are some clues on the FI Online page to let you know whether the file is available yet or not. We would suggest you not log in before the start time, but if you do, you will see a large banner in the middle of the page that shows the current course (Fundamental Beliefs) and has only a blue button saying, “View Classes.” Clicking that button will take you to the previous classes.
When the file for the current class becomes available, you will not only see the blue button, but also another button to the left of it that says “Watch Tonight’s Class.” If that button is not there, the file is not yet available. If it does not appear by two or three minutes after the start time, refresh your browser or log out of FI Online, close your browser, then reopen it and log back in to refresh the screen.
Also, remember that any downloads for the current week’s class will be available by clicking the identified link in the email reminder sent out on Tuesdays. Look for this text near the bottom of the email.
We hope these tips are helpful in making the new system more usable for you.