General Recommendations

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.

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.

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Zoom

Click Participants > Mute All. See Muting and unmuting participants in a meeting for more information.

Teams

Click the participants’ icon on the toolbar. To mute everyone, click Mute all at the top of the participant list.

Microsoft Teams Tool Bar
Mute all Participants - Teams

To mute an individual, hover your mouse over their name and click on the 3-dot icon > Mute participant.

Teams Mute Participant option

Zoom

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

Teams does not currently have the option to stop video on a per participant basis.

Zoom

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.

Teams

Click the participants’ icon on the toolbar. Hover your mouse over their name and click on the 3-dot icon > Remove from meeting.

Microsoft Teams Tool Bar

Remove Participant - Teams

Zoom

Teams

  • 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)

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  • Chat logs will automatically save in the Chat section of Teams for that meeting.

Zoom

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.

Teams

See Keeping students safe while using Teams for distance learning for more information.

  • The Lobby feature allows the host to control when a participant joins the meeting.