Group Crit sessions are 1 hour and we use a free video conference tool called Zoom. During sessions, students will use the Screen Share function to present their work. Your work doesn't need to be in any particular format, in fact, we encourage students to show their work in progress!
Your work doesn't need to be complete in order to present. Many students use this time to brainstorm, ask questions, get ideas, etc. from fellow UX Academy peers and this is absolutely the type of collaborative thought and action we love to see.
The Group Crit facilitator is responsible for making sure that everyone has an opportunity to contribute to the discussion, and can provide guidance around Zoom itself.
If you haven't used Zoom in the past, you'll be prompted to download the client when you join your first critique by clicking on the meeting link in #group_crits Slack channel when it's posted.
If you'd like to be prepared, feel free to download the Zoom meeting client here. It's free to join - you are not required to pay for any of Zoom's paid plans.