Best Practices: Testing and Testing and Testing


Testing the Virtual Space

It’s rare for something to work perfectly the first time.

  • Try out the virtual software, sharing your screen, your camera, and any other features you’re planning to use in advance of the call.
  • Consider sending instructions or a tutorial to participants in advance if there are interactive features you want them to use or build time into the agenda to get comfortable with the tools.
  • Check settings for the meeting, to ensure all features you want – from whiteboards, waiting rooms, breakout rooms, annotation, etc – are enabled or disabled.
  • Consider having a colleague co-facilitate so that one person can keep track of technology while the other leads the meeting. Or, ask a tech-savvy participant to play that role.

Nothing’s more surprising than having something not work quite in the way you anticipated with six (or sixty) other people on the line.