Cathy Richards, M.A.
eSpeakers certified on 18 Aug 2020 by tester CHEAPS
|Meeting tool tested
The tool the speaker chose to use to perform the certification. This is not necessarily the only tool they are comfortable with, but it is probably the one they are most comfortable with.
Where the presenter was located during the certification.
|home office in Germantown, MD|
|No technical problems
Any connection, camera or microphone issues were resolved within the first 60 seconds of the call.
The background visible behind the speaker is free from distraction and appears professional.
The presenter's face is the dominant feature on the screen, and is easily seen against the background.
Presenter's face is well-lit and easy to see.
It is easy to hear and understand the speaker.
No distracting noises heard (dogs, construction sounds, keyboards, etc.)
|Network break recovery
Presenter disconnected from session and was able to re-connect and resume presentation within 60 seconds.
Whether the computer the presenter uses connects to the Internet with a wired or wireless connection.
|Upload bandwidth (Mbps)
The speaker's tested bandwidth must be at least 1.5Mbs for reliable video streaming.
|Network latency (ms)
The speaker's tested network latency must be less than 100ms for reliable video streaming.
|Backup phone answered
The speaker is required to have a second means of communication besides the online meeting, and they quickly answered the call to the number they provided.
|ANSWERED at xxx-xxx-1815|
(self-reported, not tested) The presenter regularly uses images or pre-recorded videos along with their live image.
|YES Slides and videos|
Used a lav, headset or other dedicated mic for superior audio vs. computer built-in microphone.
|YES Shure Wireless Lav|
|Tested daytime lighting
The speaker was certified with daytime lighting in their room.
|Tested during night time
The speaker was certified at night, so their room was lit entirely with artificial light.
|Uses Audience Q&A and Chat
(self-reported, untested) The presenter uses audience chat or Q&A in some presentations.
|YES Q&A and Chat|
|Uses Polls and Questions
(self-reported, untested) - The presenter uses audience interactive polls and questions during some presentations.
|YES Polls and questions|
|Uses Breakout Rooms
(self-reported, untested) - The presenter uses breakout rooms during some presentations.
The presenter uses more than one camera and switches between them.
|Backup Internet access
(self-reported, untested) The presenter has a second, independent source of Internet access to use in case their primary connection goes down.
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