Sophia Kawada and Barbara McGrath from SUA IT have created some very useful manuals for both students and faculty on using Zoom within classes. These manuals are linked below.

Student Zoom Guide

Instructor Zoom Guide:

Also based on training sessions during March, a list of FAQ’s has been compiled from questions faculty asked during the training. This Zoom FAQ is available here:

Zoom Basics

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:

Zoom Webnars & Videos

Below are some additional links from Zoom’s tech support group (via email from Joe Donnelly shared with faculty) that will help you unlock some of Zoom’s more advanced features, such as breakout rooms, annotation and other exciting ways to make the Zoom environment more dynamic and engaging.

Zoom offers several Zoom Education Webinar sessions each week with a live host to answer your questions, and focus on the following topics: 

  • How to download Zoom applications and join a Zoom meeting
  • How to schedule a meeting and send out invitations
  • In-meeting controls and differentiation tools (including the waiting room, share screen, breakout rooms)

Zoom also has the following short videos to help teachers get up and running with Zoom:

Zoom Breakout Rooms

Breakout Rooms. The above video provides a very easy to learn guide for using Breakout Rooms within zooms for small-group discussions within a class. Faculty can arrange students into small groups and have them work among themselves, and then come back together as a full group to discuss with the class.

Zoom Whiteboard

Using ipad Shared Whiteboard for Office Hours. This video shows how to set up an ipad or tablet within a Zoom session to allow for interactive teaching with students in an office hour or for equations and other written items. (contributed by John Min).

Other forms of whiteboards for use in teaching. Zoom has its own built in Whiteboard for writing while teaching, but there are many other possible software systems for using a whiteboard. This site has a diverse range of options that you migth be able to consider. (contributed by Esther Chang).