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Video Conferencing Etiquette
Posted 03/24/2020 03:05PM

Here are some tips for video-conferencing etiquette:

1. Mute yourself when not speaking. Even though you may not be speaking and think you are being quiet, most microphones can pick up minor background noises. Sounds can easily distract other video conferencing participants, so make sure you are on mute.

2. Be on time. It is always important to be on time. You do not want your time to be shorten because you were late.

3. Ensure your technology works correctly. You do not want to delay a meeting because your video conferencing system is not working properly. Check your technology and test it out prior to the meeting.

4. Choose for proper software and hardware. Check to make sure that the software and hardware are updated and working.

5. Wear school-appropriate clothing. Choose something that would be appropriate as if the meeting were face-to-face, rather than virtual.

6. Frame the camera correctly. When you are on video, make sure you frame your camera in a way that feels natural and allows you to look at the camera. Sit at eye level to the lens, and try to position yourself so that it shows midsection up.

7. Have the right light. You'll want to make sure that there is enough light in the room.

8. Look into the camera. Looking into the camera lens is the equivalent of looking into the person's eyes, so practice doing so until you're comfortable with it.

9. Pay attention. Do not multi-task while video conferencing. Everyone can see you if your video is on.

10. Be respectful. It is important to treat everyone fairly. Do not make or type comments that are inappropriate and can hurt someone's feelings.

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