Covid-19 Update:

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic GearUp sessions in New Jersey will be moving to virtual seminars for the 2020 season under guidence. We, at John F. Duffy Seminars are old school and cannot wait to get back to in-person meetings as soon as possible. However, large indoor gatherings have been shown to be the biggest spreader of the disease.

 

Recommended by NASBA

This is in accordance with guidance from the NASBA National Registry of CPE Sponsors. Special flexibility rules have been implemented this year so that virtual seminars can largely replace live group sessions as seamlessly as possible. You can read more on the NASBA website about changes due to the impact of Covid-19.

 

How will virtual session work?

In collaboration with our partners at Thomson Reuters we will minimize any disruption caused. Virtual seminars will be simple to join and participate in by just clicking on a link in an email. Below are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the virtual seminars and how they will work.

 

Frequently asked questions:

How will I access the virtual sessions?

One week before the scheduled date of the session, you will receive an email with a secure link to the virtual seminar. If you have not received this email at this time, first check your spam folder and if it is not there please contact us at tickets@duffyseminars.com.

To login to the session;

  1. Click or copy & paste the link below to your Google Chrome or Firefox browser window. You MUST use Google Chrome of Firefox
  2. Enter in your name and email address
  3. Click the Join the Class button

Please note the NewRow session may take more than 60 seconds to load after login.

Do you have any tips for a smooth live session?

  •  Close any unnecessary tabs or applications.
  • Use Google Chrome or Firefox browser. You MUST use Google Chrome or Firefox.
  • Set up your computer or device close to your internet router.
  • Use a stable internet connection & avoid shared routers or Hotspots.

Can I still ask questions?

There will be a chat window at the side of the virtual session that you can type your questions in. Depending on how the speaker wishes to run the session, these may be answered as they appear or saved for a question session at the end.

When will I receive my certificate?

The Gear Up team will send your certificate of completion within one week of the program.

How will I receive course materials, like the manual?

You can download and save a PDF of the course manual and PDF of the presentation slide deck. If an attendee wishes to receive a hard-copy physical manual, these will be available for a small fee from GearUp. Please contact us to request one and we will provide a discount coupon for the purchase.

Will the virtual session work on my computer?

The software used for these technologies has been developed specifically for this purpose and is called NewRow. There is no requirement to download or install any software, it simply runs in a web browser; Chrome or Firefox are required.

To test your system for compatibility with NewRow please click here.

A webcam is not required to attend the sessions. However, this test page will check for one. If your system passes the other checks, but does not have a webcam this will be fine.

This test will check:

  •         Your Internet Connection
  •         Your Operating System
  •         Your Microphone 
  •         Your Webcam (not required, but tested)
  •         Your Laptop/Computer Performance

How will I receive course materials, like the manual?

You can download and save a PDF of the course manual and PDF of the presentation slide deck. If an attendee wishes to receive a hard-copy physical manual, these will be available for a small fee from GearUp. Please contact us to request one and we will provide a discount coupon for the purchase.

How is my attendance monitored?

  • To comply with continuing education requirements and verify your attendance, we will conduct Quizzes throughout the presentation.
  • Quizzes are simply intended to make sure you are paying attention.
  • The correctness of your answers is not taken into consideration when issuing CE credit.
  • Quizzes are simply intended to make sure you are paying attention.

How do I receive the audio for the session?

When you join the event the audio feed will automatically connect to your computer.

Please make sure your computer speakers are on and turned up.

Will I still have the opportunity to provide feedback on the session?

Yes. You will receive an optional on-line evaluation via email. Please fill this form out if you wish to send us your feedback.