Mark is indeed scheduled to teach your class. He’s also the instructor for 102 immediately following 101 on Monday.
Mark will likely see this thread, since he’s been tagged, and agree with Beth’s opinion that standby status is worth the effort.
But for future reference, If you click on YOUR avatar in the upper left of the screen, there’s a blue box for “message”. That will open a screen that looks like what you used to post this message. In the”add names” box, type the name of the members you have a question for, (in this case, @Mrksls2), in the subject line put an appropriate statement (Woodshop 101 on 01/07), type your message into the appropriate box, then click on the blue “reply” under that box, and off it goes. When you get a reply, there will be a pale blue bubble beside your avatar in the upper right of the TALK pages. You may also get an emailed version of the response as well.
The one thing you do need to be prepared for is that as a walk on, there’s a chance that class completion signoff in the AD system might accidentally get overlooked, keeping you locked out of the equipment. If that happens, use TALK to send an “issues and requests” message including the date you completed the class and tag the instructor and @Team_Infrastructure, so they can get it fixed for you.