Setting up a Virtual Classroom: Tips for Integrators – Commercial Integrator

Virtual learning has become the “new normal,” creating opportunity for integrators in the education vertical. But just like many IT clients scrambled to learn the ins and outs of these systems, so too did many integrators struggle to find some best practices for virtual classroom installations.

After speaking with some professionals, we rounded up the below tips for installers in this burgeoning market — a market it seems will be around for quite a while.

So if your firm hasn’t fully embraced this opportunity and needs a place to start — or if some of your technicians are newer to this market — we hope some of the virtual classroom installation tips below will be useful.

How virtual classrooms evolved in the last year

In the past, virtual classrooms focused on proprietary systems and costume conferencing solutions, says Peter Robert, Co-founder and CEO of Expert Computer Solutions.

“With the pandemic and the rush to implement virtual classrooms worldwide, companies started implementing solutions like zoom and Microsoft Teams. These solutions are relatively low costs, and some require little to no additional investment for clients. Many of the solutions require just a simple webcam and a good microphone.”

As we’ve seen the pandemic unfold, the realization of the need to engage and excel at learning from a distance has never been more important. There’s now a need to require the ability to interface directly with students, as well as have an environment in which real-time feedback can be exchanged.

“A new priority