1. Why is it important to evaluate synchronous online sessions
It's part of the metacognitive skills process. Learning does not happen in the classroom but thinking about your learning as well.
2. What type of evaluation might you use in your own synchronous online teaching most often?
A good question to think about! I think about whether the synchronous online session can be better done asynchronously, and reflect if I can see learning has occurred with the students in a follow-up forum.