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5 Ways to Avoid Common Videoconference Lecture Mistakes

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Are you teaching an online class and meeting with students via videoconference?

Interacting with students via videoconference is a great way to maintain a personal connection and make your online course engaging and interactive. Skype, Zoom, GoToMeeting, and Google Hangouts are all great options for hosting your videoconference, but keep in mind that videoconferences can be a disaster if you’re not prepared.

Here are 5 essential tips to keep in mind to avoid common videoconference lecture mistakes.

Engage and Assess Students with the Nearpod App

Nearpod

Nearpod is an app that allows teachers to create interactive presentations that incorporate student input. After downloading the Nearpod app, teachers can create presentations and add opportunities for interactivity. The slides of the presentation can include images, videos, live web…

5 Ways to Get a Head Start on Your Online Course

Whether you are taking an online class for the first time or you have taken one before, there are several ways you can get a head start on your course and make sure everything runs smoothly.

Here are 5 smart things to do before your course begins:

1. Make sure your computer can handle the level of technology required. For example, will you need to use programs that require Adobe Flash or JavaScript? Will you need speakers to hear lectures or participate in virtual meetings with your professor?

2. Before the class begins, make sure you are able to log on to your LMS. Familiarize yourself with the setup and where the class materials are located so that you wont be disoriented when you have to begin working.