Prepping For Your Zoom Class

Before Class – Device & Room Settings

  • Use a laptop, PC/mac or tablet with minimum 10-inch screen.
  • Have your device in landscape position.
  • Have your camera at eye level where possible.
  • Your screen should be arms length, so your face and torso are visible.
  • Sit facing your light source so your face is well illuminated and visible.
  • Proper lighting allows good visibility of facial expressions and signing.

During Class – Zoom Settings

  • BSL only
    • Your tutor is Deaf
    • Your class will be on mute to encourage BSL use
    • Use chat window, if required.
  • Can you see everyone?
    • If not, select Gallery view in the top right-hand corner of your Zoom window (see link below)
  • ┬áHand-Up
    • Raise your hand when you need to ask/answer
  • Repositioning your camera
    • Turn off your video whilst you reposition so class can continue until you’re ready to rejoin.

If you need further support, please contact us and we’ll be happy to provide guidance.