Online class etiquette
◻️ Join early – at least 5 minutes before the meeting start time or up to 10 minutes before if it’s your first time joining
◻️ If you haven’t used Zoom before click the link to download Zoom prior to the day of the meeting and familiarise yourself with any features you may need to use on the day – mute/unmute microphone, stop/start video, screenshare etc.
◻️ Have your video on unless you are experiencing connection issues
◻️ Find a quiet space without interruptions / background noise
Have a plain background – avoid backlight from bright windows
◻️ Have good lighting on your face so you can be seen clearly
◻️ Adjust your camera to be at around eye level if possible – especially take note of the angle of your laptop screen if using the built-in camera.
◻️ You can mute your microphone if you prefer but it’s nice to leave it on so you can interact through the class
◻️ Try to avoid talking over / at the same time as other participants
◻️ Be aware you are on camera and try to avoid doing other tasks, checking emails, looking at your phone etc.
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How to test out the technology
As you can imagine, lots of us are new to this online yoga arrangement and although we may have experience working with digital platforms, each one is different. It’s likely there’ll be a few hiccups along the way but the best way to prepare for using new technology is to just give it a go. I’d urge you to download and log in to the app (using the simple instructions above) to familiarise yourself with it.
If you’re finding anything tricky or want more support, you can:
◻️ join a test meeting: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115002262083-Joining-a-test-meeting
◻️ Contact me to talk you through any questions you have. Drop me a line by email or phone/text/WhatsApp: 07540 145785