Friday, March 27, 2020

Teaching Online

This week I ventured into the exciting world of online teaching. I am using Zoom to teach the last five weeks of Civil Procedure II and Crimmigration.

So far, so good.

The biggest hiccup came today, my second day of online teaching. Last night, I received a university-wide alert suggesting that teachers enable the Zoom feature called the "waiting room." The idea is to thwart would-be hackers who enter classes to engage in chicanery/hi-jinks/shenanigans. Great concept, but I started teaching to an empty virtual classroom because I'd left all of my actual students in the waiting room. Oops. I've decided to disable that "feature" and take my chances with pranksters.

Things could be worse:


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