Last Updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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that you know what devices you have there are a number of other options
depending on your need and comfort level. Very briefly lets review joining the
Using a second monitor can allow you to keep seeing the
online students and chat in your view while sharing your presentation. There
should be a second monitor as well as an HDMI cable plugged into the dongle located on the podium or teaching table.
Using Display setting which can be accessed using the search function you can adjust the layout of your monitors. Configuration is completely up to what works best for you as long as your mouse can move easily between the two monitors
Why would I want to mess with that? Well, because if you don’t you may be forced to bend your brain in order to move between the monitors. Moving the numbered boxes to represent the actual physical locations of your monitors will change your life. Seriously, one of the first things I learned when I started working from my dining room table was this fact and my life was forever changed for the better.
Using additional cameras can help you ensure your remote students are seeing all the classroom information, more importantly they can read the classroom information. The webcams which will be found in each teaching space will allow you to focus on writing on boards. You will connect this camera to your laptop, it will not be integrated into the classroom computer.
You can use your laptop camera to view on section of the
board, then switch to your aux camera as it is setup to capture the rest of the
board. That way as you move across in your lecture, your remote students can
follow along. You can cycle through the attached cameras by using the small
camera image in your thumbnail. This
will cycle through ALL cameras so if your laptop has a back facing camera it
will be included in the cycle.
You’ve got control of where the cameras point. If you are
using spotlight or a student has you pinned, it can impact what they are
You may want to use other equipment. If you’ve purchased a
microphone or headset that you prefer you are free to use them. Additional
equipment will not be provided because these are personal use items and cannot
be shared among the staff.
If you are going to use them be sure and remember to mute
first, trust me when I tell you sudden feedback in your headphones can cause
blinding brain pain and may frighten you.
Utilize the students whenever possible, they can push
buttons just as well anyone I’ve ever met.