Fall 2020 Teaching Technology Preparation Survey (WH/WHCP) Welcome!Thank you for taking the Fall 2020 Technology Preparation Survey. Your answers on this survey will help us prepare to support you in your teaching this fall.Your Name*Email* Depending on where you plan to do your teaching, you’ll need to evaluate several aspects of your technology. Please tell us about your teaching environment: From your off-campus location, place your computer exactly where you will teach, and point your web browser to https://speedtest.net Click GO (it may take a minute or so for the numbers to come up). Once the internet speed test has completed please enter the numbers you see on your screen in the fields below (only numbers). Ping (ms)*Download (Mbps)*Upload (Mbps)*Wired connections provide more reliable connectivity than wireless connections. If your results are at, or exceed, the following guidelines, your network shouldn’t be a problem for remote instruction. Ping < 40 ms Download > 10 Mbps Upload > 3 Mbps If your numbers don't meet these thresholds, try moving closer to your router or use a wired connection. Teaching DevicesWhat will be your primary teaching computer(s)? Check all that apply.*A tip about additional devices. Having an additional device makes it easier to monitor the chat if a TA/Moderator is not available. A Laptop A Desktop A Tablet, such as an iPad or Microsoft Surface Other Other Device*The quality of your audio is almost as important as good connectivity -- a good camera is nice to have, but is less important than a good microphone. Any noise in your teaching space can make it hard for students to hear. Our Web Conferencing Equipment - Buyers Guide provides guidance on choosing the right microphone for your setup.My teaching environment will be:*Quiet (e.g. closed door, rug on the floor, thermal windowpanes that won't be open)Noisy (e.g. open space, noise from appliances/lawnmowers/sirens)OtherOther teaching environment*For both a laptop and desktop we recommend an external microphone such as a Blue Snowball Microphone.For teaching in an environment with ambient noise, we recommend wired earbuds with a microphone.What kind of microphone do you plan to use?*Check all that apply. I have a built-in microphone I need to purchase an external microphone I already have an external microphone Do you need an external webcam?*A built-in laptop webcam is typically sufficient for most teaching needs. Generally, purchasing an external webcam is not required. If you are purchasing an external webcam for a desktop, we recommend the Logitech c920, c925 or c930. For more information, refer to the Web Conference Equipment - Buyers Guide.Yes, I need to purchase an external webcamNoWill you have TAs or others assisting with synchronous teaching?*TAs are recommended for help in moderating the virtual classroom environment.YesNoPlease provide contact information for your TAs:First NameLast NameEmail Address Would you like to schedule technical assistance for your first class session?*YesNoPlease confirm your course and section number you need assistance with.*If you need assistance with multiple courses, please confirm the first section you need help with.Please share any additional information or comments that will help us help you prepare for the fall.