Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies

Tips for Teaching Online Using WebEx

March 19, 2018

1. Prepare

  • Have a detailed lesson plan.
  • Keep lessons short and on topic.
  • Have all PowerPoints and files pre-loaded into WebEx.
  • Load files into LEARN so students can prepare for the class.
  • Prepare WebEx Poll questions and discussion topics.
  • Ensure you follow the technical requirements.
  • Do a practice online session with your students before a formal class.

2. Engage Your Audience

  • Use your webcam to show your face.
  • Choose when to allow students access to use their microphone or webcam and allow students to share their screens.;
  • Pay attention to when students “raise their hand”, say their name, and address them in chat or using a microphone.;
  • Use polling and interactive whiteboards.;

3. Multitask

  • Be aware of the chat and students raising their hands.
  • Mute and un-mute students appropriately.;


4. Have a Backup Plan

Let’s face it, sometimes technology fails. It’s safest to always have a backup plan for online classes.

  • Record the session for students that may miss it for technical reasons.;
  • Post all materials, whiteboards, images, files, etc. in LEARN after the session.

For more detailed information on teaching online, click here to download the eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous Learning (PDF).

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