Thank you so much to everyone who commented or reached out directly as a result of Tuesday's Faculty Fridays post. You may recall it was about best practices for WebEx classroom etiquette. I'm thankful for this community of practice as I learned a lot that is very useful in my planning.
While some of the comments had to do with reasonable expectations for students, others appropriately shared some best practices for instructors too. Here are a few that stood out for me:
Rita Prokopetz mentioned the importance of opening the call early to allow for chatter with and among students before class.
Harv Mock reminded us to have all our resources ready before class, so students don't see us fumble through our directory.
Ruth Lindsey-Armstrong suggested we record the sessions to review what happened, and review the chat.
Gail Horvath suggested that WebEx Teams may be more helpful for longer synchronous sessions, as it allows for break-out rooms for students to participate in activities.
Today, I'm further wondering about the role of instructors in setting a professional climate for class. Here are a few of my plans:
What else should I consider? What are best practices specifically for instructors in communicating professionalism in a WebEx classroom?
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