My fiancé is preparing to do some online teaching and she asked me for some recommendations. Each of the products I reference will include an Amazon link. Yes, I get a commission if you buy something. While I have not purchased these products, she has purchased them all at the listed price. Nothing was provided for free.
First, a headset was needed so that communication would be clear in both directions. Nothing fancy was needed, but I thought finding something lower profile would be best. The choice was the Logitech USB Headset H390 with Noise Cancelling Mic.
While she had a Web cam, it was ancient. In fact it was so old that Windows couldn’t even find drivers for it. Add that to the fact that she couldn’t find a way to attach it to her monitor and it was time for a new Web cam.
I have a Web cam I really like, though the exact model isn’t available now. So we went with one that is a slightly newer version of what I have and that is the Logitech C920S HD Pro Webcam.
Lastly, she wanted to get a wireless mouse. I’ve been using an Amazon mouse for a few years and it has worked for me and not eaten too many batteries. So I suggested she get the AmazonBasics Wireless Computer Mouse with Nano Receiver.
Now that she has all the computer tools needed for her online classes, the only thing left is to decorate the background so that it is pleasing to students. That is not my strong point and I’m sure she’ll do a great job with it!
Foster D. Coburn III is author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences. His first Web site was built in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013.