Clearly establish expectations
- Consider a Syllabus Addendum
- To provide the best academic experience for all students, the following are expectations for virtual meetings:
- Students are required to use real names (as listed on the roster) when joining a virtual meeting
- Students will not share any virtual meeting links with anyone not enrolled in the course
- Upon any disruptive behavior, students will be removed from that virtual session. Any continued disruption will be reported to Student Conduct Services.
Student Conduct Code
The CSU Student Conduct Code still applies with remote teaching and learning. If you experience disruptive behavior in a virtual classroom, escalate just as you would respond to disruptive behavior in a physical classroom. You can report disruptive behavior to Student Conduct Services by completing an incident report.Student Conduct Code
Virtual Classroom Management Tips
Expand the sections below for actions you can take to avoid or address disruptive behavior during a classroom session. For each recommendation there are instructions for completing that action in Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
Click Participants > Mute All. See Muting and unmuting participants in a meeting for more information.
Click the participants’ icon on the toolbar. To mute everyone, click Mute all at the top of the participant list.
To mute an individual, hover your mouse over their name and click on the 3-dot icon > Mute participant.
Stop Participant Video
Click Participants > More (next to the participant’s name) > Stop video. Zoom does not currently have the option to stop video for all participants at once.
Teams does not currently have the option to stop video on a per participant basis.
In the participant’s menu, mouse over a participant’s name and then click Remove. See the Managing participants in a meeting tutorial for more information.
Click the participants’ icon on the toolbar. Hover your mouse over their name and click on the 3-dot icon > Remove from meeting.
Record Meetings and Save Chat Logs
- You can record meetings to the cloud or to your local computer. (See the Cloud Recording or Local recording tutorial for more information)
- Chat logs can be saved manually or automatically based on settings (see Saving in-meeting chat for more information)
- Click on the 3-dot icon > Start recording. After the meeting is over, you will receive an email with a link to the recording. (See the ACNS Microsoft Teams page for more information)
- Chat logs will automatically save in the Chat section of Teams for that meeting.
Secure Your Meeting
See How to Keep Uninvited Guests Out of Your Zoom Event for more information.
- The Waiting Room feature allows the host to control when a participant joins the meeting.
See Keeping students safe while using Teams for distance learning for more information. Also, check out the “Tips and Tricks for Secure Microsoft Teams Sessions” section on the ACNS Microsoft Teams page.
- The Lobby feature allows the host to control when a participant joins the meeting.