Jul 07 2022 04:44:22

Video Conferencing

Video Conferencing Best Practices

Virtual courses, meetings and webinars add a new dimension to the college experience and provide opportunities for both real time and time delayed collaboration between faculty, staff, and students. Teaching, learning, and working in an online environment can require additional (or different) preparation than being on-campus, and it is important to be mindful of adhering to campus standards of acceptable behaviors and actions in the new virtual environment just as if you were on campus. NECC strives to develop and implement inclusive and equitable policies and practices. With this in mind, we adhere to the assumption of goodwill as it pertains to our new virtual environment. We understand this is new to members of the college community and have provided some tips and guidelines below for your reference. Remember that existing NECC policies apply to the virtual meeting space.

In preparation for a video conference or meeting, keep these best practices in mind:

Technology and Devices

Your Environment

Security and Meeting Protocol

For existing college policies on college Computer and Network Usage for faculty and staff, please refer to our website: Faculty & Staff Policies.
For existing college policies for students, please refer to our website: College Policies.
For assistance in using interpreters during a virtual meeting, please refer to our website: Using Sign Language Interpreters During a Zoom Meeting.

Special thanks to the Institutional Compliance Committee, NECC’s Center for Professional Development and the Center for Instructional Technology for assistance in developing these Video Conferencing guidelines and best practices.

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