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Online Education for Students: Zoom

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Online Education Guide for Students

Zoom Basics

Zoom Best Practices

Zoom Tips:

  • Click here to activate your Western Zoom account (use your Western email and Western password).
  • Designate Your Workspace
    • Ensure your workspace is quiet, clean, and has an appropriate background. Or, use a Western-themed virtual background.
  • Set Up Your Tech
  • Communicate with the Host
    • Zoom includes nonverbal feedback buttons for raising your hand, responding yes or no, asking the host to adjust speed, requesting a break, and more. Use them!
  • Be Professional
    • Be on time to meetings, dress appropriately, and sit tall and look directly into the camera when using video.
  • Avoid Embarrassing Mistakes
    • Pay attention to your video, microphone, and screen sharing settings to avoid embarrassing mistakes. Always keep the chat rooms appropriate. 

Credit to Minnesota State University's Zoom Etiquette image

Minnesota State University guide to Zoom etiquette

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