These are in order of preference for Teacher - Student conversations
- Canvas "Inbox" not for live video or "Office Hours" but your first line of communication! (I also recommended NOT forwarding student messages to your e-mail. Keep Outlook e-mail for employee things and student stuff IN Canvas)
- Google Meet (Instructions are here or on their site)
Teacher - Student / teacher - teacher
Both teachers and students should already be logged in and know how to use their @granitesd.org accounts. Go to the waffle find Meet. Yes there is an app in your app store.
- MS Teams Chat (instructions from "them")
Teacher - teacher / teacher - student / student - student
Log in to www.office.com with your @graniteschools.org account. Find Teams. (The Purple T tile.) Use the Chat feature. Students can log in with their firstname.lastname@example.org. BUT most don't know that. Yes, there is an app in your app store.
- Skype For Business (Link to support)
Teacher - teacher (or Staff/Employees) on GSD Devices. Does not work on Chromebooks. YES, there is an app in your app store. We have been using this for years. But it is going away as we move to Teams
Is not recommended as there are too many security risks. Also we spend $$$ on the above options and we have been using them for years now anyway!
Good ideas from the Chariot Group.
15 Video Conferencing Personal Etiquette & Protocols
- Wear work-appropriate clothing and be sure your work space is orderly
- Frame the camera correctly and pay attention to what is behind you
- Have the right light and be cognizant of back lighting and distracting glare
- Be aware of outside noise and when possible, schedule meetings in a quiet space
- Be courteous to other participants and don't carry on side conversations
- Look directly at the camera, maintain eye contact, be present and stay seated
- Speak clearly, don't shout and keep body movements minimal
- Be aware of visual alignment with your camera positioned above your monitor
- Avoid distractions such as your phone and leave the keyboard alone
- Don't interrupt other speakers and use the established meeting cues
- If other participant cameras are on, yours should be also
- If you have signed in, use your first and last name, not a nickname or handle
- Eat before or after a video conference call, not during
- Remember that mics and cameras are live
- If you are interrupted by a call, child, etc., mute your audio and disable your camera while you’re dealing with the interruption. Return discretely to the video meeting without unnecessary explanation.
10 Video Conferencing Etiquette Operational Protocols
- Test your technology before the meeting to ensure it is working correctly
- Start and end on time, virtual time is just as important as "real" time
- Have an agenda and perhaps a time keeper
- Have a moderator if you can to help people stay on track and engaged
- Identify meeting cues such as raising hands, sharing documents, etc.
- Briefly explain technology features available such chat pods, etc
- Begin with a safety minute and/or housekeeping moment
- Remind participants to mute their mics when not speaking