Before the Videoconference Event…
Choose a program that matches your curriculum
◊ Contact the program provider to confirm the program is a good match
◊ Schedule the program
◊ Contact presenter (scheduler and presenter may/may not be the same) to...
- Discuss objectives, student needs
- Discuss your expectations/presenter's expectations
◊ Schedule a test connection
◊ Prepare students for the event by...
- Doing provider's pre-event activities
- Preparing student questions for provider
- Explaining technology to students (connect with another class, if possible)
- Discussing videoconferencing etiquette
- Explaining student role in a successful videoconference
◊ Conduct a test connect with the provider
Day of Videoconference Event…
◊ Arrange room so all students are on camera and close to it
- Set presets
- Do a quick test of equipment with another long distance site
- Review videoconference etiquette with students
- Dial up at least 10 minutes before the scheduled event and
leave the connection in place (place remote on 'mute' until connection time)
- Do a sound check. If sound is poor, you may need to redial.
- If your students have prepared questions/materials they wish to share during the conference, let the provider know before s/he begins the program.
- Make sure your objectives are being met.
- Ask questions.
- Encourage students to interact. Be prepared to repeat their questions and answers.
After the Videoconference…
- Engage students in a review of the program. What did they like/dislike? What did they learn? Do they have any
- Do a post-visit lesson (providers' activity or your own) that extends the learning experience by applying what students
Download a pdf version of Video Conference Checklist.
For more videoconferencing support, join the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Videoconference Service.