Zoom Guides for your Class
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Zoom Guides for Teaching with Zoom
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How to prevent ZoomBombing!
ZoomBombing is a new form of trolling in which an outside participant, or disruptive participants, use the features of Zoom to interrupt and disrupt meetings and classes.
What can you do?
Whenever possible keep your links embedded in your LMS, rather than emailing or posting them for public view.
In addition, you can restrict access by enabling a waiting room and customizing your waiting room message, restrict access to the UMS users only by requiring authentication for your meetings, or requiring a password.
You can manage your participants by limiting the chat features, ability to share content, and virtual backgrounds.
Learn how here. There is a great video that reviews all these features to help you decide the right one for your classes.
Zoom in a Snapshot
- Zoom allows for up to 300 people to join in a meeting at a time, using a computer, webcam, mobile device or phone. It will have the largest draw on bandwidth and requires a stable internet connection.
- Participants (students and faculty) can hold a discussion, share content, use text-based chat, share files, and break into working groups.
- Participants can turn off their webcams (to lower pull on bandwidth).
- Meetings can be recorded locally (to your own computer) or to the cloud (recommended). Recordings can be of content, speakers, participants, or a combination of all three. Recording files can get large.
- Zoom is automatically connected to Kaltura so that your recording will be stored in your My Media account. From there, your recordings can easily be published to your Brightspace course.
- Zoom is already set up in your Brightspace course (under Tools link on the navbar). Make your meetings there and they will be available for your students with a click of a button.
You should use Zoom when:
- Your meetings require interaction from students, such as meaningful discussions, debates, small group work.
- You are bringing in live guest speakers for your students
- Your students are engaged in work for immediate feedback from peers
- Your students are sharing content, ideas, collaborative thinking
- You are having your students break out into small group discussions
- You are holding your office hours with your students
Learn more about the tools available in a Zoom meeting from Zoom’s help center.
Test your computer audio and video using the Zoom test meeting.
Practice running the meeting with host meeting controls.
Polling – informal Q/A during a meeting like clickers
Breakout Rooms – breaking students into small collaborative working groups
Chat – allowing for text based information during a class
Sharing a Screen – share any application on your computer, or share certain attached devices (see below)
Sharing an attached camera – attach a webcam and share that view like a remote doc cam.
Whiteboard – use the built in white board as a place to write/collaborate
Share an iPad as a Whiteboard – from home you can share your iPad via cable or Airplay, and use an app like Explain Everything to have a real time writing platform (this feature is not available when using Zoom on campus).
Annotation – have your students annotate shared material in real time
Using the Waiting Room – allow your students entry one at a time, or place them in a waiting room (e.g., during office hours).
Transcription of meetings – attach a transcript for your meeting (remember those of you using Kaltura, this will be done automatically).
Non-verbal Feedback: allow your students to use digital hand raising, claps and other emojis
Virtual Backgrounds: select a background for your meetings (some conditions apply)
Generating Meeting Reports for Registration and Polling: see how your students answered polling questions.
Recording: recording options on Zoom
Attendee Attention Tracking: allows you to see if a participants window is active while sharing content.