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Information for Students Regarding Online Learning

What Law Students Can Expect

As GW University and GW Law transition to delivering all classes online, Law School faculty are provided several tools and methods to deliver lectures.  Students can expect to receive lecture content in one or more of the following ways.

For detailed information on where to access online lectures please visit How To View Recorded Online Lectures

From the SBA

The SBA created a document "Changes to the Student Experience Resulting From COVID-19".  This document is shared here with permission from the SBA.  If you have questions related to the content of the SBA document, please contact the SBA.

Google Meet

Law faculty use Google Meet to provide synchronous lectures and/or discussion groups.  Faculty have the discretion to record these Google Meet events and make them available on the Law School's media server.

Students will be invited to join a Google Hangout Meet either through a Google Calendar invite or provision of a url. 

Faculty have the option to record Meet lectures.  If the Google Meet is recorded, the professor may share the recording with students through a Google Drive share.  Alternatively, faculty can request to have the recording uploaded to the Law School's media server.  Students can access the uploaded recording using the same method used to access classroom recordings.  Meet recordings will be available where you normally see your academic videos. You should now have a folder for each course you are enrolled in and all video recordings will be in those folders.  To find a specific recording, look for the date on the video title. For assistance with video recordings, please email video@law.gwu.edu.

See Google Meet Tips & FAQ for detailed information.

Tip For best audio experience, it is recommended that participants who will need to speak during the session, do not rely on their computer's built-in mic and instead use a headset.  In lieu of a headset, you can choose Join By Phone.  First, Join the Google Hangout Meet using the meeting url.  Then,  at the bottom of the Meet window in the white menu bar expand meeting details.  Call into the meeting via phone using the dial-in number.  Remember to mute the phone audio when you are not speaking.

Video Recording

Faculty can record their lecture and upload it to the Law School's media server.  Video lectures are made available to all students in a class.

Students can access video recordings using the same method used to access classroom recordings. Video recordings will be available where you normally see your academic videos.  You should now have a folder for each course you are enrolled in and all video recordings will be in those folders.  To find a specific recording, look for the date on the video title. For assistance with video recordings, please email video@law.gwu.edu.

Classroom Recording

Faculty may choose to teach in an empty classroom.  These lectures will be recorded and posted to the Law School's media server and made available to all students in the course.  

Classroom recordings created after March 8th, are available where you normally see your academic videos.  You should now have a folder for each course you are enrolled in and all class recordings will be in those folders.  To find a specific recording, look for the date on the video title.  For assistance with video recordings, please email video@law.gwu.edu.