Zoom Etiquette

Zoom Etiquette

Zoom has become an ubiquitous tool for creating synchronous learning environments. Below are some suggestions from FHSU instructors on potential tips for best practices for creating a friendly and productive Zoom environment. Please feel free to copy this list to place into your course syllabus.

  1. Always guard your personal information.
  2. Test all technology (including camera/video, Wi-Fi, and screen sharing) BEFORE class.
  3. Try to log online to our class meeting from a quiet, distraction-free environment. We have little time together; let’s try to maximize it!
  4. Make sure your background is also free from distractions. Are there clothes lying around? Did you make your bed?
  5. Dress as you would to attend class on campus, and for the comfort of the room where you are working.
  6. Log online to Zoom using the Zoom link provided by your instructor.
  7. Keep your Audio on mute until you want to speak. We must work together to limit background noise.
  8. Enable Video so that we can see you! Your instructor also needs social interaction as they work from their home office!
  9. When you want to speak, use the “Raise Hand” feature. On the bottom of the Zoom window, click on “Participants.”  Be sure to unmute yourself to talk.
  10. Use the Chat box to make a point or ask a question. Remember that Chat is public and may be recorded and archived. Avoid using the chat box as a private instant messaging system; instead, keep all communications in this channel relevant to the instruction.
  11. Have a plan for taking notes (paper and pencil, digital notepad, Word/Pages doc).
  12. Appropriate classroom behavior is expected in our virtual classroom.

For a downloadable PDF of this list, follow this link.

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