How do participation codes work?PARTICIPATION CODES FUNDAMENTALS
Participation Codes (Letter Codes) are shown throughout certain types of programs to confirm attendance in order to complete Certification.
Each code will consist of a single letter
Each participation code will not be announced in any way. There are no audio cues when a code is displayed.
The participation code will not display during any program breaks.
The codes typically are scheduled for a repeat showing if the code is not saved during it's first showing.
HOW DO PARTICIPATION CODES WORK
Participation Codes are not part of the video or the video player but are a graphic overlay in the viewer.
Codes will display even if video is completely not working (such as being blocked by firewall) or if you are experiencing temporary buffering / playback issues.
Codes only need an Internet connection at the most basic level to display.
Codes will display no matter how the viewer is resized.
TYPICAL PARTICIPATION CODE VIEW
ENTERING PARTICIPATION CODES
SAVE LETTER CODE
During the display of each Participation Code there will be a "Save Letter Code" button
If you click on this button, the participation code will automatically enter that code into your certification process.
If you use the ‘Save Letter Code’ button and if the code was scheduled to display an additional time, you will not see the repeated display as you have already acknowledged and entered the code.
MANUAL PARTICIPATION CODE ENTRY
You can also enter Participation Codes manually by going into the Participation Codes section of your certification process and typing in the code. Each code will auto-save as you enter each code.
If you type in a code manually and if that code was scheduled to repeat display later on, you will see the repeated display. Ignore repeat displays of the same code as you have already entered in that code.
Whether you use Save Letter Code or enter codes in manually, we recommend writing down each of these participation codes on a piece of paper as well. Saving the letter code is for your convenience, but knowing the codes proves attendance.
WATCHING ON MOBILE DEVICE / CE21 MOBILE APP
Watching on a mobile device will allow for viewing participation codes with the exception of iPhones (iPad will display codes fine).
iPhone users will see the below message when trying to launch a program with participation codes in their browser on the device:
We recommend iPhone users download the CE21 Mobile App to view programs with Participation Codes
SUBMITTING PARTICIPATION CODES
Upon completion of the program you will be required to click on the "Submit" button to submit your Participation Codes.
If you have any additional questions, please contact customer support.
My video playback is stuttering, buffering, or playing poorlyThere are a couple main culprits that may cause streaming playback issues. We've found the following troubleshooting steps correct the vast majority of buffering or stuttering performance issues. Any option by itself may clear up the playback issues.
Please note that Internet Explorer is no longer supported by Microsoft and is also no longer supported for program playback. If you are unsure of what Internet browser you are using, you can check by visiting this link. If you are on Internet Explorer, we recommend you switch to Microsoft Edge
TEMPORARY VIDEO PLAYBACK ISSUE
If your video has stopped momentarily and this issue isn't occurring consistently, please click on the "Reload Video" button at the bottom left corner of your viewer. If a video playback issue consistently repeats - see below section.
If The Reload Video button does not seem to resolve the issue, try refreshing your entire viewer page by going to the Help tab in the viewer and clicking on the "Reload Viewer" text to refresh the page and reload the program.
If reloading the video doesn't seem to resolve the issue, here are some more suggestions:
CONSISTENT VIDEO PLAYBACK ISSUE
STEP #1: LOCK ONTO THE LEAST DEMANDING VIDEO STREAM
You may be having intermittent issues with your Internet connection. This solution will lock you onto the lowest video stream that may smooth out your video playback experience.
Hover your mouse over the video player
Hover your mouse over the HD text at the bottom right of your video player
Select "180" to lock your video onto the least demanding video stream. If you do not see "180" option listed - select the lowest number available.
If video playback issues continue - move onto Step #2 below
PLEASE NOTE: If you are on a Mac device and/or using Safari, the HD button is not present. In order to lower the stream speed you will need to switch to the Google Chrome browser.
STEP #2: SWITCH TO AN ALTERNATE INTERNET BROWSER
Your Internet cache in your browser may need to be cleaned/cleared out. If you are unsure on how to clear your browser cache, an alternate, easier and quicker option is to try switching to a different Internet browser to continue viewing the program. If you're on Microsoft Edge - try switching to view the program on Google Chrome browser. Other popular browsers such as Opera and Firefox are compliant with program playback. Following this step resolves the vast majority of playback issues.
PLEASE NOTE that Internet Explorer is no longer a supported web browser. If you are attempting to view the video content using Internet Explorer, you will be required to switch to Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.
If any video playback issue persists, please contact Support for further troubleshooting.
My video is stuck or has stopped playingIf your video has dropped audio or has stopped playing altogether, please try refreshing your entire viewer page by going to the Help tab in the viewer and clicking on the "Reload Viewer" text link to refresh the page and reload the program.
If you are unable to locate the Help tab in the video viewer page, please locate and click the Reload/Refresh icon on your web page. The reload/refresh icon is usually a clockwise turned arrow icon located near the web address on the web page.
If reloading the page as shown above does not resolve the issue, you may try closing your web browser entirely and reopening it and navigating back to the program and relaunching the program.
Do I need special equipment / What are minimum specs needed to view programs? You can test your internet connection & system by clicking on this link (which will open a program viewer in a new tab). You should see a test video, hear audio and see a test PowerPoint slide. If you are having trouble with the test video buffering or not playing, please feel free to contact Customer Support for assistance.
While viewing programs is compatible with a wide variety of operating systems, browsers and internet connections, below are some suggestions to better assure compatibility and a better viewing experience.
If you are unsure on what browser and/or operating system you are on, you can click on this link (Windows 10 may show as Windows NT 10.0)
***Click on each panel section below to view the related suggested minimum system specs ***
+ OPERATING SYSTEM
Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10 are all supported.
We recommend Windows 8.1 and above for the best compatibility and viewing experience.
Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra), Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) & Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) are supported
We recommend Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)and above for the best compatibility and viewing experience.
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+ INTERNET BROWSERS
We support all major browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox Quantum, Internet Explorer, MS Edge, Safari and Opera
We recommend the latest versions of Google Chrome and Firefox Quantum for the best viewing experience.
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+ INTERNET CONNECTION
Streaming programs require a minimum of 250Kbit/s of download speed in order to play without issue. Please click on this link to run a speed test to test your current Internet Connection. If your speed test results for Download are 0.30Mbps or lower you may want to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP - such as Comcast, Spectrum, AT&T) to troubleshoot.
Poor Results Good Results
We recommend an internet connection download speed of 1Mbps for the best viewing experience.
WIRED CONNECTION VS WIFI CONNECTION
While WiFi routers have come a long way, a wireless connection is susceptible to more connection issues than a wired connection. Distance from the wireless router, walls, other wireless signals can all impact your connection. If you run into any performance issues in viewing a streaming program, we recommend switching to a wired connection. Please note that you typically will need to disable your wireless connection in order to confirm you are on a wired connection.
We recommend a wired Internet connect with at least 1Mbps of download speed for the best viewing experience
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+ CE21 MOBILE APP (Android / iOS)
Our CE21 Mobile App allows you to view programs on the go (or at your desk!) and works via either your phones WiFi connection or by mobile 4G/LTE cell connection.
Please note that downloading or streaming video on your phones cell connection (4G/LTE) may vary in quality depending on your location. Check your cell phone carrier if you are unsure on how much monthly bandwidth your plan includes.
We recommend using the CE21 Mobile App on a WiFi connection for the best viewing experience
Download the CE21 Mobile App
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+ VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS (CITRIX)
Watching through a remote desktop or virtual environment such as via Citrix can cause video playback issues or a lack of audio to be transmitted.
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