There are multiple things you can do with Nearpod to ensure your students practice appropriate classroom behavior. Below are just some best practices we recommend to ensure students are staying on task and being appropriate within the Nearpod platform.
1. Validate student names in your Nearpod lessons using Google or Office 365 SSO
With Student Name Validation, you can enable a feature that requires students to use their Google or Office 365 credentials to auto-populate their first and last name. This will work with their school-associated account, or their personal account. Learn more about enabling this feature from your Lesson Settings here.
2. Manage the posts on the Collaborate Board to ensure appropriate conversations
When teaching with Nearpod, you can leverage the Collaborate Board to have classroom discussions. When using the Collaborate Board we recommend:
- Deleting posts that you deem inappropriate when posted
- Select the option to approve posts before they are posted by students
- Manage the ability to include the Collaborate Board in student paced sessions
3. Remove students from your session if they join with inappropriate names or disrupt the classroom environment
You can access the student list from the bottom left of screen, when you are in a live session or from the student paced progress dashboard to remove any students from your session.