Education is changing. Whether you are looking at teaching, learning or administration, it is easy to see that technology plays a significant factor. Students are more digitally engaged than ever before. Teachers must reach students more holistically through remote access and distance learning.
Invest in a collaboration tool
Collaboration tools help teachers and students collaborate while learning online. Webex Teams, for example, is one of the most common choices for classrooms. With Teams, students and teachers can video conference, chat, exchange and edit files, and share media-rich digital learning material. Teachers can also run live Q&As during class or broadcast mass notifications with ease.
Teams also allows educators to create teams within their classrooms. Creating teams within a classroom is a great way to promote collaboration between students, facilitate communication and enable educators to tailor and personalize instruction to different teams.
Use a Virtual Whiteboard
Virtual whiteboarding allows users to draw and ideate collaboratively. This is helpful for group projects, demonstrations, presentations and more.
To take virtual whiteboarding a step further, Webex offers an all-in-one whiteboard and video conferencing device, Webex Board. It is full of revolutionary features, such as wireless pairing and intelligent video and voice. Webex Board allows users to connect, collaborate, create and share with video calls in 4k. The board enables teachers to write, draw or annotate files displayed on the board, while remote participants contribute in real-time, from their chosen smart device.
Choose a Collaboration Tool With Full Meeting Capabilities
In addition to chat and whiteboarding features, every e-learning classroom should have a collaboration tool with full meeting capabilities, which give educators the flexibility to hold full-classroom teaching sessions without sacrificing quality. Webex Meetings, for example, allows educators to host online meetings and lessons with HD video, audio and screen sharing.
Integrate E-Learning Tools With Existing Resources
Jumping from app to app or asking students and teachers to adopt new technology can take away from the learning process. Instead, look for tools that connect with existing resources.
Webex offers a tool specifically designed to integrate its solutions with educators’ existing systems. Webex Education Connector integrates the best of Webex Meetings and Webex Teams directly into your learning management system.
This tool also helps with teacher scheduling. We all know that scheduling office hours and getting lesson plans together is a hassle. With Education Connector, you can do all that within your learning management system. It allows educators to open up their calendars so students can schedule office hours, which can be held via Webex Meetings. Educators can also track the progress of their students’ assignments and assist students via Webex teams. They can even post recordings of their class lectures so that students always have access to them and can refer back when necessary.
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