In the current world situation, everyone has been told to maintain social distance and online classes. We are at home to deal with the coronavirus. Schools, colleges, and universities have been closed for a long time. But how many days and all the activities of the country can be stopped! So now classes have started in the universities sitting at home. Not only universities but also many schools and colleges are offering online classes.
Since this is the first time we have encountered such a situation in this horrible time of Covid-19, due to lack of previous experience, not many people know about online class etiquette or etiquette. So today I am raising the issue of online class etiquette in front of you. Let’s start without further ado!
Something about online class etiquette
Before rushing to a laptop or phone after listening to an online class, we should first learn about its etiquette. Although most of us are supposed to be in common sense, because we don’t have regular habits, if we are not careful about this, something can go wrong unknowingly. So, the online class etiquette is highlighted below-
When we think of online classes first, we will be relieved to think of the traffic jams and getting ready every day. Isn’t it? But even if the issue of a traffic jam is removed from the head, the issue of attire or clothing cannot be dropped at all. Even if you take classes at home, you still have to follow the formalities for online classes. It shows how important you are to the online class. So at least as much as can be seen on the screen. However, if your class relies on audio instead of video, you can omit this etiquette.
2) Know how to use tools before class
“I’ll think about it when the class is over” – saying that if you don’t know much about online tools, you will be reluctant to show up later in-class time So, before starting the class, it is necessary to have an idea about those tools i.e. apps. If you are not careful and do not know how to use all these tools, many people may mistakenly mute the teacher during the class, which will be very disrespectful. To learn about the tools to avoid such embarrassing situations. In general, Zoom, Cisco WebX, Google Meet apps are popular for online classes.
3) Class environment
Don’t you have to worry about the classroom environment because you are sitting at home? Um, of course, yes, I know this, why it’s something known in advance. Rather you have to be much more serious while sitting at home to class. It’s a good idea to share as much of your personal life as possible in-class time. And during the class, it is better to choose a place where there will not be much noise, and the background should be like a plane. If it is not possible to control the noise around your home, it is best to keep it muted. When you need to ask a question or have a discussion, unmute you.
4) Use other online platforms during online classes
When you take online classes, you may want to use your social media or any other online platform by opening another tab next to it or checking your smartphone repeatedly. But it should not be at all. Later you may face the problem of missing the lecture. Also, not paying attention to your teacher is out of the ordinary.
5) Be punctual
Many people can’t be on time even if they take classes at home. Come and sit, many attend online classes after the start of the class according to the scheduled time. It shouldn’t be. Because, by doing so you are disrupting the class, which can be annoying to others. So, keep in mind that it is important to attend classes on time and also submit all the assignments or homework given in the online class on time.
6) Regular classroom etiquette and student participation
Excluding regular classroom etiquette, because you are taking classes online, it is not at all desirable to take classes while lying down and reclining on the bed. You may not sit next to your class, but you will do it together. So, it is your responsibility to keep the classroom in order. You can take online classes at the reading table or on the sofa or on the side of the dining table where the walls are. And of course, online classes should be attended sincerely. Be sure to keep a notebook and pen with you. Also, it is not right to miss classes. Remember, teachers are taking classes for you. It is your responsibility and duty to give them due respect.
Before finishing, I request you to comply with the online class etiquette. These habits will work for us in the future. At the end of your education, when you work or do business, you may have to hold important official meetings from one country to another at home. Now if you get used to these online class etiquette, it will be good for your future. Good luck to everyone. All will be well.