Moderator (Tips)

Preparation
  • Email participants the link to your Collaborate room along with how to participate information

  • Design sessions to include interactivity and include variety of content and interaction in your session. Provide opportunities for participants to interact and collaborate with each other.

  • Practice before leading your first session!

  • Become familiar with the session content.

  • Open Web pages, applications needed for application sharing and screen captures before session begins.

  • Find a comfortable place with no distractions to deliver the session.
In-Session Tips
  • Greet participants as they join your session.

  • Remind your participants to use the Audio Setup Wizard in order to test their microphone and speakers.

  • Speak clearly and don’t rush.

  • Ask questions and provide opportunity for interaction. Poll the class at various intervals to obtain their feedback. Remember to clear responses after each poll.

  • Animate your delivery.

  • Look at the whole screen, not just the whiteboard area.

  • Encourage participants to respond and to raise their hands when they have a question or comment.

  • Use the whiteboard tools to assist you in your delivery. For example, use the Highlighter to call attention to specific regions on the screen.

  • Include features such as application sharing, Web tours, video, multimedia files, quiz manager, and breakout rooms to assist you in delivering your content.

  • Record your session if needed.

  • Click the Quick Reference Guide below for a printable handout!
Collaborate Moderator's Quick Reference Guide