Zoom is a very versatile videoconferencing software which many are already using. Students only need a link to click into a class and it will support live videoconferencing with your entire class, as well as screen sharing (for slides), screen annotation, and also even supports breakout groups. You can get an overview of Zoom with this splashy video below.
Zoom is our preferred platform as it offers the greatest ease of use. It can be used in a standalone mode as a videoconferencing program, and also has been integrated into Brightspace. The IT team will be training faculty in using both modes during our sessions this week.
Below are some useful links for learning more about Zoom:
- https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697-Getting-Started – Zoom getting started page
- https://zoom.us/docs/doc/Zoom%20for%20Higher%20Education.pdf – overview of Zoom for Higher Education
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_O7rDILNCM#:~:text= – video tutorial describing “breakout rooms” for small group work in online environment.