Zoom Tips To Help Students

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Zoom Tips for Students

  • Include in your LMS/Moodle course details on accessing this course.
  • Identify the technology requirements your students must meet to participate, i.e., must have a working microphone, such as a built-in microphone, a USB microphone, or an inline microphone on a headset or headphones. After joining or starting a meeting, click "Join Audio by Computer" to connect your computer's speaker and microphone to the Zoom Meeting. The regional campuses have headsets for use. Or--provide the student with Chat use instructions through Zoom.
  • Identify if video will be required, i.e., webcam, and if so, notify your students of this requirement in the LMS/Moodle.
  • Consider reserving a classroom that would be available for students to connect from should their home or remote location have issues or should they not have time to travel (i.e., they are already on a campus and wouldn't have time to travel home before class begins.) 
  • Prior to your first class meeting, encourage your Zoom connected students to "Join a Test Meeting" from their home or remote location to ensure the right equipment and connection will be available. Provide this link with instructions.
  • Inform students the download of the Zoom desktop client is free. An account is not required to join a meeting.
  • Share the attached Joining a Zoom Meeting document. This information would be good for students when joining that first time.
  • Recommendations for Bandwidth over WiFi: For 1:1 video calling: 600kbps (up/down) for high quality video and 1.2 Mbps (up/down) for HD video. For group video calling: 600 kbps/1.2 Mbps (up/down) for high quality video. For gallery view: 1.5 Mbps/1.5 Mbps (up/down). Speed tests can be performed on each device at Speedtest.net


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Zoom is a video/audio-conferencing platform that is used for virtual meetings and to connect remote locations and learners to live classroom lectures and activities. Zoom integrates with the campus LMS, Canvas, and allows instructors to schedule classroom sessions and record lectures.