Weitzman Institute Faculty Best-Practices Training Library 

Below are trainings from outside sources, as well as best-practice videos made by the Weitzman Institute in Connecticut.

Please modify these practices to best fit your needs.

Videos

VIDEO #1 How To Best Present Yourself Over Video Conferencing

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Type: Weitzman Education Video

Length: 3 minutes

Description:  Best-practices when giving a presentation over a video conferencing platform, tips and tricks on how to best present yourself

Key Words: Lighting; Background; Camera Angle; Eye Level; Face Placement; Sound; Distractions; Script; Gaze

Posted: June 15, 2020

VIDEO #2 How To Facilitate Over Video Conferencing

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Type: Weitzman Education Video

Length: 8 minutes

Description:  Tools and strategies to use when you are in the role of lead faculty facilitator. 

Key Words: Expectations of Audience; Zoom Tools; Communication; Process; Structure; Directing Questions; Silence; Being Yourself; Active Listening; Examples

Posted: June 15, 2020

VIDEO #3 The Role of The Neutral Facilitator

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Type: Weitzman Education Video 

Length: 4 minutes 

Description: This video explains the role of the neutral facilitator during live presentations. This video can be informative for content faculty who wish to know what to expect for their neutral facilitator. Most neutral facilitators are program specialists from the Weitzman Institute, but tasks can be completed by other Weitzman roles. 

Key Words: Facilitating the process, pre-session connection & meeting, structure, attendance, introductions, keeping time, chat, technology troubleshooting, evaluation

Posted: August 10, 2020

VIDEO #4 Zoom Tech Troubleshooting; Optimizing Connection & Audio

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Type: Weitzman Education Video 

Length: 4 minutes 

Description: This video explains how to troubleshoot various Zoom technology problems including optimizing your connection, and how to fix audio issues. 

Key Words: WiFiEthernet, microphone, headsets, muting, testing your audio

Posted: October 16, 2020

One – Pagers

ONE PAGER #1 Zoom Overview

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Type:  Weitzman Institue One Pager

Length: 1 page

Description:  Brief one-pager giving an overview of how to use Zoom for remote presenters

Key Words: Connecting to Zoom; Audio; Visuals; Zoom Engagement Features

Posted: June 15, 2020

ONE PAGER #2 Zoom Technology Troubleshooting

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Type:  Weitzman Institue One Pager

Length: 1 page

Description:  Brief one-pager explaining how to connect to your zoom call via telephone, how to test your audio, and how to screen share

Key Words: Using telephone for audio, testing audio, screen share

Posted: November 2, 2020

External Resources

EXTERNAL RESOURCE #1 Zoom Video Tutorials

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Type: Zoom Web page with instructional videos 

Length: Web page 

Description:  A compilation of videos produced by Zoom to best guide you on all things Zoom. 

Key Words: Joining a meeting, scheduling a meeting, meeting controls, scheduling webinars, breakout rooms, recording meetings and webinars, user management, audio, visual and sharing 

Posted: July 1, 2020