Student Zoom Guidelines

  • This is our virtual classroom, therefore appropriate classroom behavior is expected.

    These are general guidelines for using Zoom and individual teachers may have slightly different expectations for their classroom experience.

    • Log into your class or meeting from a distraction-free, quiet environment.
    • Please keep your audio on mute until you want to speak. This will help to limit background noise.
    • Consider using a headset with an external mic for best hearing and speaking capabilities.
    • Close unneeded applications on your computer to optimize the video quality.
    • If you would like to speak or answer a question, use the “Raise Hand” feature. Then unmute yourself after you are called on by your teacher.
    • When you are speaking, let others know that you are finished by saying something like, “That’s all,” or “I’m done,” or “Thank you,” so that everyone knows you have finished your comments.
    • If you would like to use the chat box, remember that it is public, and a record of the chat could be kept and archived.
    • Have appropriate supplies ready for your learning experience. i.e. paper and a pen or pencil to take notes.
    • Make sure your video is on (if you have camera capabilities) so your teacher and peers can see you.
    • Consider muting your video if you are eating, scratching, talking with someone else in the room, or anything else that might be distracting to others.
    • Be mindful of your background lighting. If you are sitting with your back to a window, you maybe silhouetted by the light coming through. Your overhead light might also need to be adjusted for the best image quality.
    • Please take care of your personal needs (appropriate dress, basic hygiene, eating, talking to others in your home, etc.) prior to entering a Zoom classroom.
    • The use of profanity or inappropriate language will not be tolerated.
    • Remember to sign out or “leave the meeting” when the session is finished.
    • You are expected to follow the school dress code.
    • Check with your teacher if you have technical difficulties or connection issues.

    For technical support please call the district technology support hotline at 360-563-3000.