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Running a Zoom session

Last updated: October 5, 2020, 2:51 p.m.

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Tips for running a Zoom session

  • Before you begin, have all files, web pages, etc. open to save time during the session.
  • Create a slide at the beginning of your PowerPoint presentation with any important information for the lesson or week to display in the minutes before you start the lecture
  • Test if students can hear you before you begin. Do this by asking students to type "yes" in the chat box or clicking the "thumbs up" icon.
  • Remind Participants to mute their mic (if not already done) when they are not speaking.
  • Plan a two-minute (or more) stretch or coffee break after every 40- 60 minutes.


Using Zoom to capture specialized content

When set to capture your Desktop, Zoom will capture anything on your screen, including software you may be using to write specialized content. For example, the open-source software Formulator writing mathematical formulas or the online whiteboard Bitpaper for doing more advanced annotations than what's possible in Zoom.


Meeting basics

Make sure you have scheduled your meetings in Moodle ahead of time. Refer to Scheduling Virtual Course Meetings Through Moodle for step-by-step Instructions.


Meeting advanced


Using interactive features in Zoom


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