“Dual-mode” teaching invites students to join the class either in-person or online and requires the instructor to make the class session accessible to both populations of students, simultaneously. It can make your course more accessible to students, but requires careful planning and comfort with relevant technologies.
How To Do It
1. Do a test run to be sure that the technology (delineated below) is working before your first dual-mode class, and contact email@example.com with questions.
2. Start a Zoom session from the computer that is connected to the projector (either the classroom computer or your laptop).
4. Ensure that the computer running Zoom has a microphone to transmit sound to the online students. The wireless classroom microphones will only work with the classroom computer; they will not work with laptops. Please check that your laptop has a built-in microphone and camera (if video is desired) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a laptop-compatible microphone. Keep your computer speakers on so you can hear responses and contributions from online students.
5. Consider asking a TA or a volunteer student to monitor the Zoom chat and convey questions and contributions from online students. The TA or volunteer student should join the Zoom session and mute their microphone and laptop speaker to prevent audio feedback.
6. Consider recording your Zoom lecture on your laptop as you present during class, in case online students have technical difficulties, and for students who may be absent due to illness. Then upload and share it on your GauchoSpace page.
- Dual-mode recordings can only be done using your laptop. You cannot run Zoom and Panopto at the same time. Review special considerations when recording a Zoom meeting. Most classroom computers are not equipped to record dual-mode classes; only those with a specialized “Zoom cart” will have that capability.