Tips for those leading Synchronous lectures via conference tools
- Guided lecture experience: Provide skeletal or partial notes for students to complete while listening
- Reflection: post a quiz to be completed after the lecture as an opportunity for students to review and reinforce the information for better retention
- Continue the conversation: use a discussion forum for students to continue the lecture and in which to ask clarifying questions.
Before the conference session
- Make sure your meeting time, date, and link are in the course syllabus and/or calendar.
- Send a reminder a day before the first meeting and the morning of.
- Give students a reason to attend. What’s in it for them?
- Login at least 15 minutes prior to the meeting. If you will step away, post a slide stating the start time and lecture so they know that they are in the correct room.
- Turn off email and messaging apps prior to sharing your screen.
- Start on time
- Use live closed captioning, if possible
- Start recording
- Announce and mute everyone
- Welcome slide
- About last lecture/meeting
- Today’s agenda
- Post polls or ask questions during the lecture
- Use visuals the support the content (not distract)
- What do they need to do next? Homework, quiz, paper, etc. & due dates
- About the next lecture (promo)
7 Tips for getting the most out of your Zoom meetings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNxhkq9jjVo
How to prevent Zoom bombing
- Never use your personal meeting ID. Each Zoom user has a personal meeting ID—think of it as your Zoom phone number. ...
- Always use a meeting password. ...
- Use Zoom's waiting room feature. ...
- Mute audio and disable video for meeting attendees. ...
- Turn off screen sharing for everyone but the meeting host/co host.