Remote teaching via digital e-meeting tools
Meeting in a digital classroom differs in many ways from how you meet in a regular classroom. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Try to find a secluded place to sit, so that you minimize distractions, both for your own sake and for the sake of the other participants. It is good if you can use a headset. The sound is much better and background noise does not as easily find its way into the classroom.
- Keep in mind that you have many distractions on your computer or phone. Turn off programs and notices so that they do not interfere. At digital meetings, you are tempted to do other things while participating, but it has actually been shown that effective multitasking is a myth. You cannot listen actively if you are writing or reading something else at the same time.
The following recommendations have been made by the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology in consultation with the Student Union (HTS):
- Logging in on Zoom should be done in good time (this applies particularly if connection problems are common) using your student or Lucat ID. This is done via the address https://lu-se.zoom.us/ or directly in the Zoom program.
- Use your first name and surname when logging on, so that we all know who we are talking to.
- It is recommended that the camera is on (unless there are technical problems). It is difficult to teach without visual feedback and when students cannot see who they are talking to.
- Preferably do not eat a large meal during the lecture. It is distracting both for yourself and for others. Of course, drinking a cup of coffee / tea or something else is fine.
- Preferably participate sitting or standing at the computer so that it is clear that you are actively participating. It does a lot for the environment in the digital classroom.
- Concealed recording of the lecture is not permitted, either via computer or mobile phone (a recording may only be carried out with the consent of all the participating teaching staff and students).
The digital e-meeting tools that teaching staff recommend are to be used, such as Zoom and Canvas, and we also remind you that students, through LU, have free access to Microsoft Office 365 and other usable software. All these can be downloaded by logging in to the Student Portal.
Compulsory teaching elements
Pay special attention to the fact that you may need to be examined at Zoom, for example through written invigilated exams or mandatory seminars. Teachers can set requirements for active participation in activities that require that you have both camera and microphone switched on.