Zoom Video Tutorials
Netiquette Guidelines is a set of rules for behaving properly online. Your instructor and fellow students wish to foster a safe online learning environment. All opinions and experiences, no matter how different or controversial they may be perceived, must be respected in the tolerant spirit of academic discourse. You are encouraged to comment, question, or critique an idea but you are not to attack an individual. Working as a community of learners, we can build a polite and respectful course community.
The following netiquette tips will enhance the learning experience for everyone in the course:
- Do not dominate any discussion.
- Some workshops will request your camera and mic to be turned on for engagement. Avoid a loud background by muting your mic if you are not speaking or during presentations. Turn your camera off if you need to walk away from your Zoom session.
- Allow other students to join in the discussion.
- Do not use offensive language. Present ideas appropriately.
- Be cautious in using Internet language. For example, do not capitalize all letters since this suggests shouting.
- Do not abuse the chatbox
- Popular emoticons such as ☺ or ☹ / can be helpful to convey your tone but do not overdo or overuse them.
- Never make fun of someone's ability to read or write.
- Run a spelling and grammar check before posting anything to the discussion board.
- Share tips with other students.
- Keep an “open-mind” and be willing to express even your minority opinion. Minority opinions have to be respected.
- Think and edit before you push the “Send” button.
- Do not hesitate to ask for feedback.
- Using humor is acceptable