Use Zoom for virtual classrooms, online learning, group discussions and more.
Online Office Hours - You can use Zoom to hold one-on-one or group meetings with your students. Zoom allows you to share your screen so you can discuss course materials, grades, and assignments.
Online Classroom - You can hold a lecture or interactive class entirely online with Zoom. There is also the ability to leverage screen sharing to present websites, documents, websites and more. Zoom even allows you to create Breakout Rooms so students can work in smaller groups to answer a question or work on a case study. You can then bring everyone back to the main virtual room to discuss what they worked on.
Guest Speakers - Zoom allows you to easily bring in a guest speaker for your course without worrying about the logistics of bringing them to campus. Web conferencing not only allows your students to hear a guest speaker but interact and ask questions as well.
Group Projects - Students can use Zoom to conduct group meetings and share content without you being present or having to set up the meeting.
Record Lectures in Advance - You can use Zoom to record your lectures and students can view the session in their own time.
You MUST download the Zoom application to your computer.
If you're using breakout rooms, polls, or other advanced Zoom features, you'll need to edit your global Zoom settings to configure these functions to your preferences and class meeting needs.
Please see Getting Started with Zoom in the Classroom for instructions and a tutorial for a video demonstrating these functions.
Please see Using Zoom Video in the Classroom for instructions and a tutorial for a video demonstrating these functions.
See Using Zoom Audio in the Classroom for instructions and a tutorial for a video demonstrating these functions.
See Using Zoom Content Sharing in the Classroom for instructions and a tutorial for a video demonstrating these functions.
Before you begin, you must have Zoom enabled in a Canvas course. Click here to find out how.
Your TAs can also schedule a class meeting on your behalf.
Host and Co-Host Controls in a Meeting:
You can find more details in Zoom's support article: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362603-What-Are-the-Host-Controls-
Zoom allows for screen sharing on desktop, tablet and mobile devices running Zoom. You can share a screen, websites, Powerpoint presentations, and much more.
You can find more details in Zoom's support article: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362153-Sharing-your-screen
Breakout rooms allow you to easily place meeting attendees into sub-meetings for group discussion, activities, projects and more.
You can find more details in Zoom's support article: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206476313-Managing-Breakout-Rooms
Waiting Rooms is a Zoom Meeting feature that can be used to admit attendees into a pre-meeting room so the host can admit and remove people individually to the main Zoom session.
You can find more details in this support article: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115000332726-Waiting-Room
You can find many of the settings below when you schedule a meeting in Zoom.
Pre-set your meeting to mute participant’s upon entry. You can also mute/unmute individual participants or all of them at once. This helps to avoid background noise and allow your students to focus on your lesson.
Look at the camera to create eye contact with your students. This helps to create a more personal connection while teaching over video.
Disable attendee video by default. This cuts down on bandwidth/internet usage.
Consider trying a Waiting Room. It’s a virtual staging area that stops your guests from joining until you’re ready. It does require you to admit every participant, so we encourage arranging a co-host to help facilitate it.
Take a second to check chat or your student’s video (if on camera) to check-in with your students and get feedback.
Speak as if you’re face-to-face with the class while insuring you’re at the appropriate distance from the microphone for the best audio experience.
As a practice, you are strongly encouraged to restrict and/or disable private chat between participants while your event is going on, to cut back on distractions.
When delivering a presentation, sharing images, files or video, give your students a moment to open or take in what you’ve shared.
Embrace the pause. Take a moment after the end of your comments and allow for students to engage before continuing on.
Use the Participants list to remove unwanted or disruptive participants.
Manage screen sharing ability. You can restrict this — before the meeting and during the meeting in the host control bar — so that you’re the only one who can screen-share.
Zoom Web Conferencing FAQ (zoom.us)
Comprehensive Guide to Educating Through Zoom (PDF - zoom.us)
Zoom for Higher Education (PDF - zoom.us)
Tips & Tricks: Teachers Educating on Zoom (PDF - zoom.us)
Student Tips for Participating in Online Learning (PDF - zoom.us)