Twelve Tips For Effective Moderation Of Virtual Classrooms
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  • 1. Twelve Tips for Effective Moderation of Virtual Classrooms Coach Carole’s Workshop 2
  • 2. Tip 1: Be prepared
    • Identify the purpose, style, title and content of presentation with your team
    • Prepare your Powerpoint slides to engage and summarise
    • Consider relevant interactivities to suit the group
    • Prepare an outline of the session
    • Book an Elluminate room with your administrator
    • Days before the event check that you can access an Elluminate Room from your PC
  • 3. Tip 2: Be organised
    • Enlist the aid of an IT support person if you are behind a firewall
    • Login to the room at least 20 minutes prior to starting time
      • to allow for any technical difficulties
    • Upload PPT slides, multimedia and shared files as required
    • Create Breakout rooms if required
      • upload slides there too for group work
    • Check your audio equipment on entry
    • Organise your materials, web links, prompts etc.
  • 4. Tip 3: Arrange for a co-moderator
    • Notify the co-moderator of date, time and location
      • send invites with URLs if appropriate
    • Identify the role each moderator will play before the session begins
    • Check with co-moderator about archiving, saving whiteboards, keeping notes, keeping times etc
      • Listen to this beginner Moderator for tips
  • 5. Tip 4: Practice multi-tasking
    • Select the wide layout of Elluminate windows to view the text chat area more comfortably
    • During the event scroll the chat area to ensure that you can read and take in those comments, questions etc
    • Scribe on the whiteboard
      • select a smaller font size from the palette for typing in text
    • Use the pointers and other whiteboard tools to highlight
    • Ask participants to use the emoticons wherever relevant
  • 6. Tip 5: Plan to focus
    • Login from a quiet space
    • Turn off phones
    • Switch off email notifications
    • Keep your session plan and notes beside you
    • Establish protocols for questions
  • 7. Tip 6: Plan to be interactive Use the whiteboard tools Use the Chat pod and the Audio tools
  • 8. Tip 7: Create or update profile
    • Select your own name in participant list
    • Right click to select the profiler
    • Complete your details as preferred
    • Upload an image
    • Note: suggest this action as an icebreaker
  • 9. Tip 8: Take your own notes Click the Show/Hide Notes window icon to activate
    • Have a notepad and pen beside you or open up Notepad or use the Elluminate notepad
  • 10. Tip 9: Save the chat text Select the Save icon Select a folder and give the file a name
  • 11. Tip 10: Save the whiteboards Select the Save icon Choose a folder and select PDF format
  • 12. Tip 11: Use breakout rooms
    • Divide the participants into groups of 5 or less
      • do this by the hands up or alphabetical order
    • Provide everyone with clear instructions on what they are expected to do in the rooms
      • allow at least 10-15 minutes for the group work to happen
    • Have a moderator for each room if possible
      • or at least a leader
    • Upload all slides to the main room (and copy the individual slides for the breakout rooms using the screen organiser)
      • this tool is in Tools, Whiteboard, manage screens
    • Ask each room moderator to copy their board to the main room
  • 13. Tip 12: Use multi-media effectively
    • Upload any files required before session begins:
      • Flash, Mpg or Quicktime movies
      • Some may be pre-uploaded in the SAS system
    • Access and upload any shared files before session begins:
      • Documents, flyers, questionnaires etc
    • Create quiz file before session begins
      • Multiple-choice, True/False