Zoom Best Practices for Students

Prep Your Equipment

  • Connect to a dependable internet network.
  • Join a test Zoom meeting before your first class. Learn how to test your setup and familiarize yourself with Zoom.
  • Wear headphones for an echo-free experience.
    • For the best audio experience, use a USB media headset with a built-in microphone. Connect the headset and let the driver install BEFORE entering a Zoom meeting.

Establish Your Workspace

  • Find a quiet space.
  • Check the lighting ahead of time (reduce glare or shadows).
  • Be mindful of what’s going on behind you. Use a solid wall or virtual background.
  • Avoid having more than one computer or device within earshot logged into the same meeting, as it may cause a distracting echo effect for you and other participants in the session.
  • Eliminate distractions.

Join Your Class

  • Join the meeting early.
  • If you’re on a limited WIFI connection, you may need to keep your camera off to improve quality.
  • Stay muted unless you’re talking to reduce background noise.
  • Avoid multi-tasking.
  • Actively participate!

Share With a Friend

Want to share these tips? Download our Zoom Best Practices Tip Sheet for Students.