Research Week: Remote Oral Presentations

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Oral presentations will be held throughout the week and scheduled based on the research category. Please consult the Research Week Schedule.

Categories and Judging Rubrics

Oral presentations will be entered into one of the following categories. Click on the category for a description of the type of research that it addresses and to see the judging rubric.

Remote Oral Presentation Guidelines

Remote oral presentations will take place through Microsoft Teams. IT support will be on standby for any technical difficulties.

Oral presentations:

  • must be no more than 15 minutes in length.
  • may use any of the 16×9 PowerPoint presentation slides found on the bottom of this page. (PowerPoint files must be converted to PDFs before they are submitted.)
  • will have a moderator assigned to the room to track the presentation time and give the presenter a three-minute warning.

Participant Guidelines

Students must:

  • review the Research Week Schedule in advance to ensure availability to participate at that time. (Rescheduling of presentation times is not allowed due to the availability of judges.)
  • install Microsoft Teams onto a computer.
  • use the link sent upon final product approval to schedule a technology test. (This test is required. You will not be given a presentation time until you schedule the test.)
  • carefully review and follow the Microsoft Teams instructions sent to remote presenters.
  • have a professional backdrop such as an office, church classroom, library, etc.
  • dress professionally.
  • be prepared 10 minutes prior to the assigned presentation time for someone on campus to start the meeting in Microsoft Teams. (JFL reserves the right to cancel a presenter’s poster session if the participant is not present in the Teams Meeting at the start of the session.)
  • be prepared to answer questions in the five minutes immediately following the presentation.
  • remain in the meeting for the duration of the assigned presentation time. (The moderator will let presenters know when the session has concluded.)

Best Practices

Please review this video created by the Jerry Falwell Library on Best Practices for Giving Virtual Presentations.

Helpful Resources

Students are encouraged to explore last year’s oral presentation proposals and slide presentations.