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A Few Troubleshooting Tips:
- If your microphone is not working, use the phone number listed in the Zoom invitation when you set up a Zoom call. You
can use your phone as the microphone and audio source for your call rather than your
computer's built-in microphone if necessary.
- If your Internet connection is slow or lagging, consider temporarily turning off your video stream and only maintaining the audio
stream. Sometimes, running the web camera on your computer will use up the Internet's
bandwidth in a way that might make communication challenging. Turning off the video
should improvide communication quality and consistency.
- If you have earbuds or a headphone set, wear them. Wearing earbuds or headphones will reduce the amount of noise that your computer
will pick up during your quality, which will make it easier for your students to hear
you. Similarly, you may want to advise your students to wear earbuds or headphones
during the call.
- Advise students to mute their microphones if they are not speaking and unmute the
microphones when they wish to speak. Students may be joining Zoom calls from all kinds of different locations, many of
which may create background noise that could be distracting. Ecourage students to
mute themselves if they're not speaking to minimize unnecessary or distracting background
noise. Using the "raise hand" feature or simply seeing the microphone unmuted will
give the group a visual cue for when a student wishes to speak
- Check the "chat" space for student questions and contributions. Some students may not have working microphones and, therefore, may be unable to contribute
via voice. The chat room is a good place for students to contribute, ask questions,
and be involved.
- Check the Zoom Help Center