Classroom Expectations and Etiquette
- Stay “live” in class. Do not pause your webcam for an extended period of time.
- Create an environment that replicates the classroom environment, such as a desk or table where you can take notes, access study materials, and stay fully connected to your classmates.
- Attend from a well-lit room and situate the camera so your face is visible to the class.
- Find a location that is free from distractions. Remember that people, pets, and other background activity can be heard and seen by others in the live class.
- Respect the contributions of others in class by listening and responding to comments and questions. Multitasking by eating during class, texting, or writing e-mails indicates that you are not engaged with the course material or your classmates.
- Commit to civility and mutual support.
- Respect your classmates at all times, whether during large group discussion, in breakout rooms, or while working on group projects.
Participation and Attendance
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Communication from the University
- Students must have an operational webcam that ensures full visibility to others during the live session.
- Attending class from a mobile device, while driving, or while in a public space will cause distractions for both students and faculty in the class. Students should review the expectations for classroom etiquette above.
- Make sure your phone and computer are charged ahead of time, that your webcam is working, and that you are able to access the live session link through 2VU. Sign in before class is scheduled to start to make sure everything is working properly.
- Use a headset or earbuds with a microphone to keep background noise to a minimum.
- Mute the microphone when you are not speaking to minimize feedback.