Ok this is a really short post but might be helpful for some of you who have multiple adults and/or kids all doing Zoom meetings in the house and you keep hearing and being distracted by all of the other conversations.
Turn on some White Noise
White noise is basically any sort of non-specific sound. The idea is that you don't notice it much, but it helps drown out other noises coming from your housemates who are also in meetings (or playing FortNite with friends). If you don't have a White Noise device there are a ton of apps for iOS and Android, and if you have a smart speaker try just yelling out "Alexa, play some white noise", or "Hey Google, play some white noise". If you accidentally say "Play some white snake, well that might be a little more distracting. Amazon has a whole selection of devices you can order and bathroom fans also can do the trick.
I didn't do this, but in my house both of our Echo Dots are currently playing White Noise as well as fans running in both bathrooms.
Rick has been working in the area of Academic Technology since 1999 with an emphasis in Learning Management Systems. His experiences include system administration, support, training and instructional design, with Blackboard, Angel, and Canvas systems. He has led the transition to a new LMS 4 times at 3 different schools.
As an early adopter of Canvas, Rick has been working with the product since 2011. He is also active in the Canvas Community as a two time Canvas Coach, and has been part of the Canvas Training team as a contractor since 2014.