Populi Directions

Starting with the 2020 Winter term, the Course of Study School of Ohio is using Populi, an online learning management system. The below PDFs are step-by-step guides to different aspects of Populi. Populi has further information to help at Introduction to Populi and For Students. Online registration for 2020 and 2021 opened on Populi in January 2020; directions for the online registration process are available on our registration page and in the PDF below. If you are a current COSSO student and need access to Populi (or if the link to set up your password expired), please email cos@mtso.edu.

The COS Populi is located at  https://cosohio.populiweb.com/

01 Getting started on Populi (pdf)


02 Your profile (pdf)


02b Your transcript (pdf)


03 Course pages (pdf)


03b Submitting an assignment in Populi (pdf)


04 Online Registration (pdf)


Zoom Directions


How to register for a free Zoom account.

1) Go to www.zoom.us

2) Click on Plans and Pricing in the upper left of your screen.

3) Click on the button that says, “Sign up, It’s Free” (see where to click circled in blue the picture to the left)

4) Follow sign-up instructions on the screen.

How to get and install the Zoom app:

Once you’ve set up your account, go to https://zoom.us/support/downloadto download the Zoom app (if you’re on a computer, the app should download automatically when you open the link; if you’re on mobile you can click a button at this link to get the Zoom App on the Apple App Store or the Google Play store). 

If you’ve downloaded the installer on a computer, click the file to install the app on your computer. Zoom’s system requirements for computers are here and the requirements for mobile devices are here.  Using it on a computer is preferable to using it on a mobile device because you will have a bigger screen.

If you have trouble installing the Zoom app on your computer, Zoom can work in Google Chrome or other internet browsers, but it will have limited features, see https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/214629443-Zoom-Web-Client for more info.

Testing your computer and joining a class

See the section below this for PDFs with instructions and images to see how to test your computer's video and audio and join a class.  

If you're using a mobile device, when you try to join your first meeting in the app it will request permission to use your camera/microphone--say yes at that prompt to connect.

For those who don’t have a microphone on their computer, or who cannot participate via video at all

You can call in to the Zoom meeting!  You can either call in and also watch the video, or if necessary, you can just call in like a conference call. The email your instructor sends out with the meeting link will include a phone number to call to join the meeting. When you call, you’ll be prompted to enter the meeting ID, which will also be given in the email. 

Further Directions

 Zoom has many help files about getting started at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697. Here’s the article on getting started on Windows and Mac computers. Here’s the article on getting started with iOS (on your iPad/iPhone). Here’s the article on getting started with Android devices.

Zoom Help PDFs

Zoom-how to test your computer (pdf)


Zoom-how to join a class (pdf)