How to Set Up Your Own Virtual Classroom
Virtual classrooms are websites that are produced by teachers and used by students. Virtual classrooms are not only used as a classroom outside of the classroom, but also used as a place where students can interact, get feedback on projects and stay on task with assignments and examinations. Virtual classrooms are used by various educators, including high school teachers, university professors and community night class teachers.
1 Contact your faculty or department
Contact your faculty or department to inquire about virtual classrooms. It is possible that your school or institution has a server set aside for virtual classroom and you simply need to register for it. This is becoming more and more common for schools and institutions of various types.
2 Register your name as an administrator
Register your name as an administrator. This will allow you to add several virtual classrooms online, so you can manage more classes online. Register with a username and a password.
3 Add a course to get started
Add a course to get started. Start your virtual classroom by giving it a recognizable name, so your students can easily find it. For example, “Level 5 Math 2010” or “Mrs. C’s Level 5 Math."
4 Fill out any required sections
Fill out any required sections, such as dates for the semester, your name and the class name. Submit the required sections before continuing.
5 Select the interactive parts
6 Add a calendar to the virtual classroom
Add a calendar to the virtual classroom, so students can keep track of assignment deadlines and project presentations.
7 Add relevant handouts
Add relevant handouts, presentations, curriculum list, reading lists and assignments to the virtual classroom. Students should be able to find relevant material to the course online, but should not be given class notes, as students should be motivated to go to the classes.
8 Provide your students
Provide your students with the virtual classroom name and a username and password for them, should it be required. Students may have to use their student number and self-made passwords, if the virtual class room is used at university level.