Setting Up a Home Office for Online Learning

What you will be able to do after this section:

  • Translate appropriate studio preparations to your own home or space
  • Recognize ways to strengthen telecommunication delivery

Just as you would set up your face-to-face classroom prior to the start of each class, it is equally important to do the same for you online class. Appearance, sound, and visual aspects of video correspondence significantly impact how information is delivered and received.

Before you start video taping with a camera, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Am I centered on the screen?
  • Are my eyes level with the camera?
  • Do I notice any background distractions?
  • Am I too close or too far from the camera?

References and Resources


UM ITS: Using BlueJeans for videoconferencing

Epiphan Video: 5 steps to create the ultimate lecture recording studio


Mader, Cheryl, & Ming, Kavin. (2015). Videoconferencing: A new opportunity to facilitate learning. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 88(4), 109–116. Original Articles, Routledge.

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