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Additional Tips And Tricks for Zoom
Zoom allows for screen sharing on desktop, tablet and mobile devices running Zoom. When running a VILT, it is important to share your screen at all times.
Note: If you are using slides during your delivery, please make an opening slide with the “WELCOME TO COURSE NAME” text and utilize the DI Instructor Slide Deck
How to Screen Share:
- Click > Share Screen Icon (the host or attendee can execute this tool)
- The host does not need to “pass the ball” or “make someone else a presenter” to screen share
- The host can choose to “Lock Screen Share” to block an attendee from sharing his/her screen
WHITEBOARD AND ANNOTATION
The whiteboard feature allows the host to share a whiteboard with other participants. If allowed, other participants can annotate on the whiteboard.
How to Share a Whiteboard:
- Click > Share Screen Button > Located in the Meeting Controls
- Click > Whiteboard
- Click > Share Screen
Note: The annotation tools will appear automatically. Choose the Whiteboard option in the meeting controls to show and/or hide the tools.
The polling feature allows the Instructor to assess knowledge and increase participant engagement. The feature allows the host to create single choice or multiple-choice polling questions. We recommend you create the polls prior to the session and can then launch the poll during the course to gather the responses from the attendees. You also have the ability to download a polling report, after the meeting.
The polling feature is a great tool to gauge learning, or for initiating an ICE-BREAKER, such as:
Which superpower would you like to have?
- A. Mind Reading
- B. Invisibility
- C. Teleportation
- D. Flying
- E. I Already Have a Superpower
In 2030, who will people trust more with their babies? Robots or human baby-sitters?
- A. Robots
- B. Human Baby-Sitters
Note: Zoom allows up to twenty-five (25) polls per scheduled meeting/course.
The purpose of breakout rooms is to allow the participants to meet in smaller groups to continue a brainstorming session, conduct an activity, or practice something that was just learned. Breakout Rooms allow the host to split the Zoom meeting into numerous groups (called sessions), with a varying number of participants per session. The meeting host can choose to split the participants of the meeting into these separate sessions automatically or manually and can switch between sessions at any time.
How to Start a Break-Out Room:
- Start a Meeting
- Select > Breakout Rooms ( Located on the Taskbar on the Bottom of the Screen)
- Select the Number of Rooms Desired
- a. For example, if there are 10 participants and you want them each in their own room so you can consult with them individually, select 10 rooms. If you are asking them to break into teams to brainstorm, then you might choose 3 rooms and the app will automatically break them into pairs. If you want to assign the participants yourself, click ‘assign’ and it will allow you to choose which room each participant goes to.
- Select > Create Breakout Rooms
- As the HOST, you can now visit each room by clicking ‘Join’
- When you are ready to end the breakout session and have everyone back in the same ‘room’, click Stop All Sessions.
Note: The host can create up to 50 breakout rooms. There is a maximum of two-hundred (200) participants in a breakout room. Breakout room participants have full audio, video and screen sharing capabilities
This feature will show the meeting host if an attendee has minimized the Zoom screen. This tool helps to identify those students who may be distracted by showing when they are “away” from the Zoom screen for more than 30 seconds. However, this can be misleading because if they are using multiple screens they might be paying attention but the tracker will show them as “away”.
Note: The default is set to ON. The clock icon will show next to any participants name who has not had the Zoom screen in focus for more than 30 seconds.