Virtual Office Hours
There are a number of software solutions for holding online office hours, which will enable you to call and/or video chat with your students over an Internet connection. A few of the other popular options are as follows.
Zoom is a video conferencing tool available within eClass, easy, and intuitive to use. To get started, review our in-house video resources, research Zoom (zoom.us), and download the app(lication) to your computer. Once set up, you can create your virtual office hours by scheduling a recurring meeting, which can be linked to your Microsoft Outlook or Google Calendars. You can then send your students the web address for the Zoom meeting or an invitation for the recurring calendar event (if not created in eClass). Students would not need to register with Zoom, or pay for an account, in order to come to your virtual office. In addition, sessions can be recorded and then downloaded to your computer, or hosted on Zoom’s Cloud for future review.