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Updates to Webex have been made

Tips for Participating in Webex Sessions in D2L for Instructors

Tips for Participating in Webex Sessions in D2L for Instructors - Text Version

With many of the courses at LCC using Webex in D2L for live sessions, let’s take a look at some tips to help improve your session experience.

First, take steps to have the best internet connection possible at your location. This includes plugging into your router via ethernet cable, if possible, or making sure that you have full Wi-Fi signal by being closer to your router and turning off other devices that may be sharing your Wi-Fi in order to have the best signal possible.

Second, close any open applications that are not necessary. Even if you’re not using them, applications on your device are still using processing power so it’s best to keep open applications to a minimum during your Webex session.

Third, check your audio and video connections in Webex before entering the session. After you click to join a meeting in D2L you will come to the setup screen. Select the Audio and Video menus on the bottom of the screen to select from different webcam, microphone, and speaker options that may be available on your computer as well as to test your webcam and audio playback before joining the session. Also, it is recommended to mute your microphone unless speaking in order to cut down background noise during a Webex session.

Fourth, if you have lower internet speed, prioritize audio over video. Shutting down your webcam may improve performance as video uses much more processing power and bandwidth than audio does.

Finally, do not forget that there are college resources dedicated to supporting Webex in D2L. This includes the Using Webex in D2L Training available in D2L, dedicated resource pages and a quick start guide on the eLearning Instructor Resource Site, as well as the staff of eLearning Department and the LCC Help Desk who are available to provide one-on-one support.

As always, please feel free to contact the eLearning Department at any time for assistance with using D2L.


Tips for Participating in Webex Sessions in D2L for Students

Tips for Participating in Webex Sessions in D2L for Students - Text Version

With many of the courses at LCC using Webex in D2L for live sessions, let’s take a look at some tips to help improve your session experience.

First, take steps to have the best internet connection possible at your location. This includes plugging into your router via ethernet cable, if possible, or making sure that you have full Wi-Fi signal by being closer to your router and turning off other devices that may be sharing your Wi-Fi in order to have the best signal possible.

Second, close any open applications that are not necessary. Even if you’re not using them, applications on your device are still using processing power so it’s best to keep open applications to a minimum during your Webex session.

Third, check your audio and video connections in Webex before entering the session. After you click to join a meeting in D2L you will come to the setup screen. Select the settings menu in the bottom right corner to select from different webcam, microphone, and speaker options that may be available on your computer as well as to test your webcam and audio playback before joining the session. Also, it is recommended to mute your microphone unless speaking in order to cut down background noise during a Webex session.

Fourth, if you have lower internet speed, prioritize audio over video. Shutting down your webcam may improve performance as video uses much more processing power and bandwidth than audio does.

Finally, do not forget that there are college resources dedicated to supporting Webex in D2L. This includes the Attending Online Class Sessions Using Webex in D2L Training available in D2L, dedicated resource pages and a quick start guide on the eLearning Student Resource Site, as well as the staff of eLearning Department and the LCC Help Desk who are available to provide one-on-one support.

As always, please feel free to contact the eLearning Department at any time for assistance with using D2L.


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