Day Of Event
- Set Up Early
Arrive 15 minutes early to confirm connections and do a sound check.
- Bring A Technical “To-do” List
In the heat of the session, it is easy to forget the minor details like starting the recording, turning on the microphone, or making sure the content you want is easily accessible on your computer.
- Establish Ground Rules
Provide students with a “ground rules” message before the session so they know what is expected. (e.g., Will you have students chat a question?; Should they use the “My Status” in the Attendee List Pod to grab your attention?)
- Acknowledge Your Remote Participants
If you are lecturing in a classroom with students both “physically present” and connecting remotely via Connect Meeting, it is important that you maintain a sense of connection with both audiences. Welcome everyone, both in the class and online, to the session.
- Maintain Proximity to the Microphone
You may tend to move around or adjust your position when speaking. It’s important to consider the position and distance of your microphone. You do not want be too close or too far away. Testing your audio through the Audio Setup Wizard is a great way to gauge the right amount of distance between you and the microphone.
- Give Students Something to Do
If you are doing most of the talking, try to incorporate some type of “activity” for your participants every 5 minutes. The more opportunity to use different tools, the better.
- Use Visual Cues to Communicate
Encourage students to use the “My Status” drop-down menu in the Attendee List Pod as a means to communicate if they have questions or if they don’t understand something (Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down). These are simple visual cues for them to use without feeling like they may be interrupting.
- Record Your Sessions
A recording of the session is a helpful student resource for review of course content.