InterPro - Online Learning - Web Conferencing - Web Conferencing Best Practices
Conferencing Tips & Techniques for Attendees
InterPro Courses use UW-Madison Zoom for their web conferencing needs, but these tips work for all kinds of web conferences.
Complete a system and web browser check at least 24-48 hours prior to the web conference.
This allows time to make any necessary changes to your set up (with the help of the IT department, if necessary).
Zoom has a browser only option. If you are not able to download and install the Zoom client, we suggest connecting with the browser. It works best with Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge (Chromium), and Mozilla Firefox.
Participate from a location with a strong and stable internet connection.
Particularly when presenting, any dropped connections from the web conferencing system can be very disruptive to a meeting.
Close all other applications on the computer that are not necessary for the presentation. This will help the software operate more efficiently, and will help to conserve the individual network bandwidth.
Participate from a quiet location.
If using VoIP for audio, use a headset with a microphone.
Mute your phone/microphone when not speaking.
Every noise that is made, including paper shuffling, pencil tapping, typing, coughing, and chatting with others, will be heard by everyone else in the conference.
Engage in the web conference.
Identify yourself by name when verbally asking a question or making a comment