Virtual Session Etiquette
While each speaker may have their own engagement process and specific requests of all of us; here are some broad guidelines that will enhance our ability to participate in a virtual learning environment and create a sense of engagement with fellow colleagues:
Turn on your video camera – this allows us to see one another and enjoy a sense of connectedness.
Turn off your audio (mute yourself) unless speaking – this allows everyone to fully hear those who are speaking without interference of background noises.
Be fully present, it’s tempting to multi-task while on a virtual call and it reduces your learning and a sense of connectedness; so whenever possible, practice presence.
Raise your hand. When there is an occasion to share a thought or ask a question, it’s easiest to use the ‘raised hand’ icon and wait for the speaker to call on you.