6 Dos and Don’ts of Online Classes
1. Do Wear Pants
...And also tops. You will thank us later for this one. Do not be the reason your prof has to send that email!
Just got an email from a prof: “As a reminder, you are required to wear clothes during Zoom meetings.”
Rules are made when they become necessary, not before.
— ellen (@ellen_perleberg) March 11, 2020
2. Don't be the person picking their nose in the camera.
There's always that one person that forgets the camera is on! We call this- too comfortable too fast. There's still some unspoken etiquette to these calls, right? Like, if you're enjoying a snack during the class try not to make it too distracting and remember to mute your mic so everyone else doesn't get subjected to that chewing ASMR.
— Umar Khayaz (@khayaz_uk) March 14, 2020
3. Do set up a professional background!
This is a good practice for any time you have a remote meeting, as a student or a professional! It is always good practice to be a professional in meetings, and online classes are a great way to start. There are lots of creative hacks to do this, but when in doubt you can't go wrong with a plain background.
— Emma Mathews (@emma_t_mathews) March 15, 2020
4. Be nice!
Yes, not all professors are great with tech, but we don't have to point it out and shame them. Trust us, they know they're struggling, you don't need to remind them. Remember, they didn't chose this medium but they are doing their best to make sure your semester isn't lost!
You’re telling me my professor who can’t stop the YouTube autoplayer from playing the next video is going to teach classes online? This should be good.
— Nikki Insana (@NikkiInsana) March 11, 2020
5. Do get comfortable and ready to learn!
Online classes are a great way to learn in the comfort of your own home. So get some tea, some snacks and your notebook because class is in session! With all the time spent at home, this is also a great opportunity to feel re-connected with your previous routine and see your classmates. Enjoy it!
— Amari Whittington (@amari_nicoleee) March 14, 2020
6. Do try to have fun with this!
Remember: we are all in this together, but like, far apart. We're all human and trying to adjust to this. If there are any hiccups or challenges, we gotta learn to laugh about it. Things will be different, but we can definitely still have fun. Always.
To all of our profs working hard to continue their teaching online- you got this. You will survive.
— Seneca Media (@SenecaMedia) March 18, 2020
So, have fun, enjoy time with your pets, and keep learning! Most importantly: stay safe and healthy! See you all online!