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Guide to Hybrid & Online Teaching at JMU

iconUsing synchronous conferencing tools such as Zoom or Webex allows for real-time interaction with video and auduio. A synchronous online session allows instructors to:

  • create an online presence with audio and video
  • present and demonstrate live in an online classroom, or
  • host office hours and meeting spaces that utilize audio, video, and sharing options to engage student learning‚Äč
  • foster connection and engagement in real-time

In this section, you'll learn about using Zoom or using Webex for synchronous web conferencing, including the basics of good lighting, backgrounds, and good audio for synchronous online classes or meetings.

You can also read these best practices for hosting or attending online meetings and classes.

Accessibility note: Please ask your students about their access to stable internet and a computer before you decide to commit to transferring your classes to a synchronous online mode. Asychronous delivery can be more accessible for some students.

Privacy Note: For recordings and video conferencing involving observing clinical sessions, telemedicine activities, discussing patient information, etc., please refer to subject-specific HIPPA guidelines.


Find more topics in this guide on the A-Z Page List or in the menu.