Online Class Attendance Ethics
Attending online classes that are broadcast live and are often interactive, can be a new experience for both the teacher and the students. To help make these online classes as effective and enjoyable as possible, please consider the following practices as you attend:
1: Log in early to the class:
Log into your online class as early as possible within 10 - 15 minutes before the class to help make sure that you have video and sound available, and to help the teacher to track the class attendance.
2: Your connection is interactive - keep your image and background suitable:
Once you are logged into your class and have both video and sound enabled, remember that the transmission of the class is interactive. That is, the teacher and the rest of the virtual class may also be able to hear and see you as well. So, ensure that you phone or tablet or computer is set up in a suitable way so that you can be seen by the teacher, or not seen if that is what you choose. Also make sure that there will not be any other people or objects behind you that should not be in the video.
3. Turn off (mute) the microphone of your device (this is important):
You will need to have your sound on so that you can hear the Teacher instruction. However, your microphone will need to be turned off (muted) whilst the class is in progress. This is to reduce the background interference that can create a poor transmission for all participants. You can have it on when you first come one, and turn it off once the class begins. Your teacher might also mute everyone from their end.
4. To connect with the teacher:
There may be an opportunity either before the class (in the first 10 minutes) and/or after the class (up to 10 minutes after) in which you could talk to your teacher. Use this time if you need to. Remember, that others may also want the same connect, so please be patient and considerate.