Zoom Etiquette

Updated Oct 06, 2020

With the campus transition to mostly online courses, new expectations of classroom behavior are necessary. This article offers basic standards for IAIA Zoom sessions.  

See the IAIA Student Handbook (pages 6-7) for details of student conduct consistent with these standards. (Link to Student Life webpage, which links to current Student Handbook)

Be Engaged

Class Behavior — Participate in Zoom classes as you would in an in-person classroom. Minimize distractions: No sleeping, texting,  stay off social media , etc.  

Webcam presence — Use webcam and Zoom video if you have the ability and it is appropriate for class dynamics. Use a virtual background if necessary to reduce distractions in the background.

Webcam Presence Cannot be Insisted Upon — Some students do not have the bandwidth or control over their immediate surroundings to use a webcam consistently during class. In the interests of fairness, faculty must respect each student's circumstances.

Be Respectful

Dress for face-to-face — Be aware of your appearance and impact on screen. Be as professional as possible, to promote a focused learning environment. 

Respect Other Students — In discussions and small group activities, use language appropriate to an in-person classroom setting.

Be Safe

No Driving — Driving during a meeting is prohibited /not recommended  for safety  and a stable internet connection. If a student needs to drive to a location with connectivity, she or he should plan to arrive and stop driving before the start of a class or office hour session.

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