How-to
Learn how to use the Virtual Senior Academy.
It's easy, we promise!
Using the Virtual Senior Academy is easy. Check if you have the necessary equipment, create a free account and start taking interactive classes with your peers today.

What you need:

Desktop computer, laptop, or tablet
Internet connection
Web camera
Computer speakers or headphones
(headphones helpful but optional)
Microphone built into your computer or headset with microphone
  *Most new computers and tablets have a web camera, speaker, and microphone built-in.

You can also take Virtual Senior Academy classes at your local senior center as part of your membership!

Participating centers include:

  • Allentown Senior Center
  • Stephen Foster Community Center
  • City of Pittsburgh, Parks and Recreation - Greenfield
  • City of Pittsburgh, Parks and Recreation - Homewood
  • City of Pittsburgh, Parks and Recreation - Sheraden
  • City of Pittsburgh, Parks and Recreation - South Side
  • EAAS Turtle Creek
  • Agewell at the JCC
  • LifeSpan - Bethel Park
  • LifeSpan - Chartiers (Carnegie)
  • LifeSpan - Imperial
  • LifeSpan - Mon Valley (McKeesport)
  • Lutheran Service Society, Primetime
  • Macedonia FACE
  • Body & Soul Health and Wellness Center (Sharpsburg)
  • Highlands Senior Center (Dalton's Edge, Tarentum)
  • Penn Hills Senior Center
  • Plum Senior Community Center
  • Riverview Community Action Corp.
  • Seton Center, Inc.
  • Vintage, Inc.

Don’t see your center on the list? Ask the center director about bringing Virtual Senior Academy to the site today!



Are you ready to start taking classes?

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How-To-Use the Virtual Senior Academy

We’ve done our best to make the Virtual Senior Academy easy to use. When getting started, we’ve found it helpful to view the following videos that walk you through many of the features, including:

Sign Up For An Account
Navigate The Homescreen
Join A Class
Change Your Password
Sign In
Find A Class
Leave Class / Take Survey


Looking for more than these short videos? Click below to view the Participant's Guide to the Virtual Senior Academy, including step-by-step instructions for using the software.
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Full Participant Guide