Many instructors incorporate individual and group student presentations into their courses. These assignments offer students the opportunity to improve communication and professional skills, learn from one another and self-reflect on their learning in the course, among other advantages. Similar to lectures, student presentations can be delivered live usingĀ Webex, Zoom orĀ Microsoft Teams or recorded using Kaltura for on-demand viewing in an online learning environment.


  • Determine synchronous or asynchronous presentations
    Synchronous or live presentations give students a chance to present in front of you and their peers as they would in class using tools like Webex, Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Keep in mind that the presenter and attendees will need a stable, high speed internet connection for this option to be viable. Asynchronous or recorded presentations using tools like Kaltura help to avoid potential challenges that may occur during live presentations, including variations in time zones and internet capabilities.
  • Provide guidelines as you would for in-person presentations
    Regardless of the delivery method you choose, it is helpful to provide guidelines for length, accompanying visuals and other requirements. In addition, it is beneficial to communicate expectations for peer review and feedback to students.