For the ultimate experience, yes – your child should already have mastered basic keyboarding skills. While every teacher runs their virtual classroom differently, many will use the “CHAT” feature for student-to-teacher communication. This allows students to attend and participate, no matter the level of background noise in their present location.
You will also find that some teachers may use their classroom’s “PUSH TO TALK” (microphone) feature. This is determined by the teacher and is usually driven by the number of students in attendance for each class session. That said, this may not work smoothly due to each individual attendee’s available internet bandwidth. The typical case is that teachers, in courses will 10 or less students per session, will test student microphones during either the first or second session to see if “PUSH TO TALK” works well for them.