ZOOM ETIQUETTE “DOS”
1. Begin log-in process 10 minutes before class time to keep background noise to a minimum. Family traffic, cell phones, and barking dogs are a serious distraction for all attendees.
2. Stay focused and limit your own distractions by turning off computer notifications, closing or minimizing running apps, and muting your smartphone.
3. Position your camera optimally and use good lighting. To accommodate possible technical glitches, experiment with moving lamps and your camera until you can see your brightly-lit face on the screen. If you are sitting directly in front or beside a bright light
source, all the audience sees is a bright light and a shadowy figure.
4. Center your head so that your face is fully visible.
5. Mute your microphone except when you are speaking to avoid cross-talk or unwanted background noise that others in the class will hear.
6. Stage your video area. Try to provide a nice, plain background. If you’d like something more personal (and to block attendees from seeing your call area), a 5-minute video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sg-XaGGl2I , How to use Virtual
Backgrounds in Zoom!
7. If you want to speak, signal this by using the 'Raise Hand' feature. A 2-minute video is available
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzUZeN2DGKE, How to Raise Your Hand in Zoom!
ZOOM ETIQUETTE “DON’TS”
1. Avoid multitasking.
2. Avoid eating (drinking coffee is acceptable, as with any meeting).
3. Avoid leaving your microphone on, to minimize distractions for other attendees.
Highly recommended: Do your own tech support before you start.
Make sure you do a test run at some point, and that you’re aware of your audio and video settings before you start. Zoom has a feature that lets you test your settings before your meetings begin - Just go to zoom.us/test.