Tips for your home workspace and environment
The sudden shift to working and learning from home: 14 tips to help you set up and manage
Tips for looking great on camera
Whether you are an instructor recording a lecture, a student creating a video assignment or participating in a zoom. Here are a few tips to keep you looking and sounding your best!
Have the light towards your face rather than behind you, avoid a window or light source behind you, set up an extra lamp if possible.
Check that your background is not too distracting and generally pleasant. If you are on a Zoom, try out virtual backgrounds.
Choose a quiet room or space, mute your mobile and ask others to try and keep noises to a minimum.
Using headphones with a microphone might be a good option, check your microphone settings if not working at first.
If you are in a room with no carpet, there may be an odd echo, try to put a carpet or blanket on the floor to absorb the sound.
Instructors - if it is your first time recording a lecture, plan extra time to record a 30 -45 min session. This extra time will allow for setting up, troubleshooting, saving your file and uploading to mycourses.
Tips for keeping well
The Faculty of Medicine's WELL office is working remotely, find updates and resources here.
The McGill Student Wellness Hub offers several virtual services, check them out here.
Comments, tips or suggestions welcome!
Contact your instructor or email monica.slanik [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Remote%20Learning%20and%20Teaching%20at%20SPOT%20) (Monica Slanik)