When your teacher sets up a meeting via Teams, here are some ways that you can prepare. Your preparation should ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible!

Student Expectations

Meeting Prep

  • If applicable, complete the work your teacher has assigned up to this point.
  • Make sure your device is charged and/or plugged in.
  • Plug in headphones that have a microphone if you have them.

Meeting Environment

  • Move to a quiet space with a good internet connection.
  • Consider what is seen in the background.
    • Blur background, if necessary.
  • Safely elevating your computer/webcam to eye level can produce a better video angle.
  • Face windows and/or lighting. Windows or lighting behind you will darken your image.

Joining the Meeting

  • Start joining the meeting about 5 minutes before the scheduled time.
    • Use this time to test your audio and video set up.
  • Join with your microphone muted and your camera off.

Behavior During the Meeting

  • Keep in mind that you are engaged in learning and you should be focused on the meeting.
  • Be sure to follow your teacher’s direction for asking questions during the meeting.
  • Only unmute your mic when the teacher gives permission.
  • Do not share your screen unless invited to do so.
  • Your typed messages, displayed images, and verbal comments should always be respectful, school appropriate, and supportive of learning.
  • Do not screenshot or record (within Teams or on a personal device) any element of the meeting.