Topic

Teaching

Teaching

Learning Unit

Video Conference

Time: 70 min    Goal: Conduct a course as a video conference

  • #Camera Use
  • #Engaging Students
  • #Guide
  • #Interaction
  • #Method
  • #Online Meeting
  • #Record Meeting
  • #Record Video
  • #Video
  • #Video Conference
  • #Webcam
  • #Zoom
Time: 5 min

Prepare a Video Conference

Careful preparation is key to actively engaging learners in a synchronous course delivered via videoconference. Structuring the course and its contents will also help it run smoothly. This video introduces the first steps from preparing yourself and your students to organising the content and getting to know the technology.

License: The video "01 Videokonferenz - erste Schritte" by contactnorth, translated and distributed by LLZ (Zentrum für multimediales Lehren und Lernen), Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXDzwu96R_g is licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0.

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Time: 5 min

Set Framework Conditions of a Video Conference

It is important to set the basic guidelines for the videoconference in advance to ensure a positive and productive atmosphere. This includes preparing students and guiding them through the process. The following video gives advice on how to facilitate cooperation for example by them getting to know each other and the platform, or setting the rules.

License: The video "02 Videokonferenz - Studierende vorbereiten" by contactnorth, translated and distributed by LLZ (Zentrum für multimediales Lehren und Lernen), Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl99vIaHqtE is licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0.

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Time: 15 min

How to Teach in a Video Conference

Synchronous teaching can engage learners and foster a sense of community in your online courses. In a synchronous course, you use a videoconferencing system (for example Zoom) and invite learners to log in at a scheduled time.

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Time: 20 min

Zoom – Essential Features

"Zoom" is a cloud-based videoconferencing system. Three different roles are possible in Zoom: host, co-host, and participant. The link provides a beginners' guide to Zoom that includes an introduction to the following features: meeting controls, managing participants and chat, sharing content, and using advanced interactive features.

License: not freely licensed

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Time: 15 min

Record a Zoom Meeting

It can be useful to record a videoconference. People who were not able to attend the session live can then catch up afterwards. To learn more, follow the link for instructions created by Zoom on recording a videoconference.

License: not freely licensed

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Time: 10 min

Camera Use in Videoconferences

A frequently discussed topic in online teaching is the use of cameras. Instructors tend to want students to have their cameras on, yet many students prefer to leave them off. The following guide offers reasons and strategies for both options and will help you decide which is right for your course.

REFERENCE + LICENSE: The guide "camera use in zoom" by Lindsay Masland is licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0.

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