Viewers need you more than your slides. To be more present for your students, set a live video of yourself as a background to your materials. This way, presenting or writing on a whiteboard will be able to much more closely resemble the experience students had with you in a classroom setting.
NoteTo pull off this neat little trick, you need to be using Explain Everything Whiteboard on an iOS, Chromebook or Android tablet.
Then, all it takes are 3 simple steps:
Step 1: Prepare your lesson or lecture materials and add them to your whiteboard.
Try to avoid slides altogether. Instead, use one, single slide — an infinite canvas you can traverse with the Zoom tool whenever you need. Chop your materials up into pieces that you can use independently and keep in a clipboard for easy access.
Step 2: Add a new video object (that is, your front-facing camera).
The camera will add a live feed of you to the canvas so you don’t have to use any other form of video transmission than the conferencing solution you use. Tap Add Media and then Video. There you are! You can move your frame around or scale it with the Hand tool to get it right where you want it.
Step 3: Send your frame to the back or (better yet) — set it as a background.
Use Inspector and set your camera as a background object. This way, you’ll be able to present your materials facing the other call participants, just like you would in the classroom!
And done! Isn't that so much better than presenting your materials with your back turned to your students?