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Kubi - Remote Users Overview

Kubi Basics 

As the remote student, the only tools you’ll need are:

  • A computer (preferably a PC or a Mac). It is not recommended that you try to control the Kubi with an iPad (iOS) or a tablet (Android).
  • A stable Internet connection
  • A functioning webcam
  • Headphones/earbuds with a microphone

Use the Kubi - Remote User Set Up Tutorial for set up help. 

Hardware/Software Requirements

Zoom:

Internet Recommendations

It’s important that you have a strong and stable internet connection. Go to fast.com to test your connection speed. For more information review Zoom’s bandwidth requirements.

Tips for Attending Class on a Kubi

Environment:

  • Preferably sit at a desk in a quiet and private environment. Make sure nothing in your environment is distracting or inappropriate since you (and your surroundings) will be on camera.
  • Avoid having a brightly lit window or moving ceiling fan behind you since this makes it difficult for your classmates to see you.
  • If possible, limit the number of other devices connected to your wireless network to avoid a weaker wireless connection.

Behavior and Appearance:

  • Even though you are remote and not physically in the classroom, treat the experience as if you were attending class in person.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Mute your phone and keep distractions to a minimum (e.g. make sure pets are put away, close the door to the room you are in).
  • If possible, connect to the Kubi about 5 minutes before class start time so that you can make sure everything is working as it should and you can start class on time.

During Class:

  • Remember that the iPad’s speaker will project any noise coming from your mic into the classroom. If you need to flip through papers, take notes, type, sneeze loudly, etc., you may want to mute your microphone.
  • Consider the volume of your voice. If no one else in the class is speaking, you can likely use a lower volume to get the instructor’s attention. If multiple people are speaking, you may need to speak louder to be heard. Periodically, ask your classmates or the instructor if the volume of your voice is appropriate.
  • Be active! Show your classmates and instructor that you are engaged in the class. When appropriate, move the Kubi to face the person speaking.
  • Pay attention and resist the urge to multitask. Treat class time as seriously as if you were physically present. Be prepared to respond if you are called on.

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