• 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)

    During Videoconference…

    • 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
      unanswered questions?
    • Do a post-visit lesson (providers' activity or your own) that extends the learning experience by applying what students
      have learned

     Download a pdf version of Video Conference Checklist.

    For more videoconferencing support, join the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Videoconference Service.