Find a quiet, private space while you attend class.
It is important to find a quiet space for your video calls so that you can hear your meeting and so that you are not being disruptive to others while your mic has to be on. Doing other tasks during class is not prohibited at all. However, be mindful of the unexpected noises that may come out of your computer.
Do not talk over each other. Use the chat function to ask questions.
Chances are you will have questions during class. It can be hard to get the instructor’s attention. In order to decrease interruptions or the flow of the class, we ask that you use the chat function for questions whenever possible. This way, you can submit all the questions you want without audibly interrupting. Then, during a natural lull, the teacher can answer those questions at their convenience.
Do not keep your mic on if you are not speaking.
If it is not your turn to speak during the meeting, keep your microphone muted. Otherwise, your microphone will stream the sounds of your movements. This is especially important if you plan to eat during, tend to fidget loudly, or if your art supplies are making noise, i.e. brushes in a glass of water or kneading clay. These background noises can be very distracting. Skype has a microphone icon you can tap on to mute or unmute your microphone during class.