Launch Page: Zoom

We have organized key topics to help you learn all about Zoom. Whether you are just beginning or if you are looking for power user tips, this page is a great launch point. Links below will open in a new window or tab.

Get Started with Zoom

Completely new to Zoom? Follow these topics to get off to a great start!

Zoom is integrated with Blackboard. All instructors in all Blackboard courses can access Zoom. Your Zoom account will be automatically activated within Blackboard when you follow the steps below. Do not create ...
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Learn where to customize your settings for virtual office hours and synchronous sessions, as well as the recommended settings for each. Log in to Zoom Click any of the following to expand ...
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The most robust set of features is found on the Zoom website. This post will explain how to schedule meetings using the website. Now that your Zoom account is activated, you are ...
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You can now record your Zoom sessions directly to the cloud in Zoom. No need to record to your local drive and then manage those files. Important Details Zoom cloud recordings will ...
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You can edit a Zoom meeting or series of scheduled meetings in a variety of places. However, a Zoom meeting cannot be edited directly within Blackboard. Edit a Zoom Meeting on Zoom ...
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Use Zoom in Your Class

Learn about the basic ways you can put Zoom to work in your class.

Read over these tips so your class meetings and virtual office hours run smoothly and effectively, even when working from home. Before Zoom Session Consider Appearance If you’re working from home, you ...
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Read through these strategies and tips to help your Zoom Class sessions be more engaging and productive. You apply student-centered, active learning strategies in your face-to-face class sessions, and you can do ...
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Zoom meetings can be recorded either automatically or manually, by either the host or attendees. Here are several ways in which you can enable, control, or manage Zoom recordings. Enable Cloud Recording ...
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This post describes how to share Zoom meeting invitations with your students. The process below is specific to Blackboard, but can be modified for sharing an invitation through email, etc.  Begin ...
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When you hold office hours in person, you probably let in one student at a time and consult with them in private before moving to the next student. With the correct Zoom ...
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We don't all have to be movie directors to make ourselves look good on camera. If you are using Zoom or Kaltura, here are some tips to looking your best. Articles with ...
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Leverage Zoom

Get more out of Zoom by digging in to some clever uses.

Looking for practical tips and creative ways to make your Zoom class sessions more engaging, interesting, and fun? This post provides helpful strategies to make your synchronous Zoom class sessions a success ...
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Meeting hosts can share their screen with the meeting attendees. Likewise, the host can allow attendees to share their screens. When sharing screens, more tools are available, including annotations, whiteboard, and remote ...
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There are several ways for students (attendees) to interact with instructors (hosts) during a Zoom meeting. Instructors control which features are available for students. Audio and Video Speaking (audio or video) If ...
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Two powerful collaborative features of Zoom are screen sharing and the whiteboard. With screen sharing, you can demonstrate tasks to students or view the student's screen as they talk you through their ...
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Go Further with Zoom

Explore ways to make Zoom more effective for you!

If you recorded your Zoom class session but want to chop off the first few minutes or last minutes (maybe people were just chatting and you want to skip that), here's how ...
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For reasons related to privacy and FERPA, Zoom cloud recordings must be password protected. Zoom automatically generates a password for each new cloud recording. You can change or customize the password after ...
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Recorded Training Session

You can also find video recordings of online training sessions, including Zoom, by visiting the link at the very bottom of this page.