Video meeting etiquette

  1. Introduce yourself. If this is the first meeting, the instructor and all attendees should introduce themselves just as it would be expected in a regular meeting.
  2. Ensure that you have a clean, work-appropriate background. Remember that attendees can see you and everything in the background. Try to attend the meeting from a quiet place with minimal background distractions.
  3. Keep your camera on. To create an interactive learning environment for the students and the instructor, we ask that you keep your camera on during the lectures.
  4. Look into the camera when talking. This gives attendees the impression that you are looking at them, which creates a more engaging environment and conversation.
  5. Eliminate distractions. Notifications from messaging apps or other programs running on your desktop are distracting. Turn them off before joining the meeting.
  6. Make sure you are not muted when speaking. Often attendees forget to unmute themselves before speaking. Others in the meeting cannot hear you. Similarly, pay attention to if your camera is on or off.
  7. Refrain from private behavior. Try not to eat while attending a meeting, and remember we can see you!
  8. Observe chat window etiquette. Written communication lacks face-to-face signals through body language, gestures, etc. Therefore, there is always a possibility of miscommunication. Please compose your comments carefully and constructively.

See also: WSU Vancouver Zoom virtual backgrounds.

Code of conduct

All participants in certificate programs are bound by WSU student code of conduct.