Virtual Class Expectations
Using video in the virtual classroom makes it easier for both instructors and students to connect and build a sense of community. If possible, turn on your camera to greet everyone. Once your class starts, you can turn it off.
- Be prepared and login early. Have everything you need, and take a minute to get settled and focused.
- Wear clothes. Dress like you are going to class, your video shows more than you think.
- Be aware of your background. Do a test to know what others see, or consider using a virtual background.
- Ask before recording. Instructors sometimes use confidential information, so always ask before recording.
- Utilize the mute button. Mute your mic unless you are talking, this will cut down on distractions in the class.
- Be present. Being present is more than just clicking “Join Meeting.” Listen, participate and take notes. Being distracted and missing information can quickly put you behind.
- Use the chat. This allows you to ask questions without disrupting the meeting.
In-Person Class Expectations
As you get to know your instructors and they get to know you, be respectful and follow these suggestions to start you in the right direction.
- Scent-free. Due to many allergies, NBCC has adopted a scent-free environment. Please be aware of others around you and not wear any scented products.
- Be prepared. Review any assignments, and have everything you need ready for class
- Arrive a few minutes early. If you get distracted easily, consider sitting closer to the front. If you need to leave early or are arriving late, consider sitting at the back.
- Go to class. Some instructors don't take attendance, but your grade can be impacted by attendance. If you have to miss a class, discuss it with your instructor and ask a classmate for missed work or notes.
- Business casual. Depending on your program and the requirements your instructor has set, we suggest business casual attire for most classes.
- Ask questions. Communicate with your instructor, let them know when you don't understand something.
- Turn off your cell phone and don’t text or browse during class (unless it’s part of the class)!