WebEx - Specific Video Conferencing Tips

WebEx-Specific Video Conferencing Tips If you are using WebEx for video conferencing, consider the following tips for successful video conferencing:

1. Join each class a few minutes early. This will give you an opportunity to test your audio and/or video, and ensure your background is appropriate. It is also courteous to your students to be punctual and prepared when they join the session.

2. Sharing Content. To save time, open any applications you want to share before the meeting starts. If you want to share a document, such as a Microsoft Word or Excel document, choose the file or application, and then select Optimize for text and images. If you want to share Video with animations and transitions, use application sharing or screen sharing and select Optimize for motion and video. Click here for steps.

3. Virtual Background. Use a virtual background should you need to maintain the privacy of your remote location. Click here for steps.

4. Close all unused applications and clear your desktop. Close any applications that you do not need or that use bandwidth, such as instant messaging programs, or programs that receive audio or video from the web.Clean up your computer’s desktop from any visual clutter and clear your Internet browser windows or tabs to showcase only the items needed for the class.

5. Reduce movement and distractions. Consider muting your line when you aren’t speaking. Learn where the mute button is on the WebEx platform and how to access it quickly. If you’re not actively engaged in conversation, you should mute yourself so any and all background noise doesn't become a distraction.
  
6. Position Your Camera at Eye Level. Eye contact is just as important during a video call as it is during an in-person meeting. Placing the camera so that you will look directly at the camera will show the participants that you are present and engaged.

7. Lighting – Use a light source either right in front of you or no more than 45 degrees away from directly in front of you. Your computer/laptop screen can be a large source of light, so adjust your screen brightness within your computer settings.

 

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Article ID: 114721
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