|Zoom is a web conferencing tool that combines video conferencing, chat, screen/window sharing, and mobile collaboration. It is essentially an online meeting room. It is available to faculty and staff on campus. There is a free license and a pro license. The free license limits calls to 40 minutes.|
From the Highline Instructional Design Dept.
Zoom: Highline has access to Zoom, a web conferencing tool that allows you to talk with students, share video, chat, and share screens. You can use Zoom to hold office hours, study sessions, or even live cast your lectures.
Zoom Web Conferencing Tool
What is it
Zoom is a web conferencing tool that combines video conferencing, chat, screen/window sharing, and mobile collaboration. It is essentially an online meeting room. It is available to faculty and staff on campus. There is a free license and a pro license. The free license limits calls to 40 minutes.
Where to Start
Submit a help desk ticket to get zoom installed on your desktop and/or laptop computer. You can also download it from the Zoom Website for MacOS, Windows, Chrome, iOS, and Android.
To get a Zoom Pro license, contact the help desk and request one.
Once You Have Zoom
Your Highline Zoom Pro (http://zoom.highline.edu, or http://highline.zoom.us) account comes with a number of helpful features. Most importantly, the time limit associated with free Zoom accounts is removed.
You can find more about how to use Zoom on their website.
A few features you may find helpful:
If you have questions about using Zoom, or would like to try a test meeting, contact the Instructional Design team at email@example.com.
Don' t Record to Zoom Cloud Storage
A quirk of our current contract is that we only have a certain (very, very, small) amount of storage for Zoom recordings. If you need to record your Zoom sessions, please record them locally. If you need them to be available to others, there are a few options:
If you’re sharing these with students and expect to use them for multiple quarters, contact the Instructional Design team to discuss captioning options.
Done with Zoom?
The college has a limited number of Pro licenses. If you’re not going to use Zoom any more, please contact the Help Desk to release the license to another colleague.
For more Information please see Zoom Video Tutorials for most of your questions on how to use the tool.
8 Ways to Be More Inclusive in Your Zoom Teaching
Chronicle of Higher Education (April 8, 2020)
First three paragraphs:
"By this point in the Covid-19 transition to remote instruction, you’ve probably had a few sessions on Zoom. You’ve taught a few classes, met students for office hours. No doubt more than once, you’ve seen a lot of students staring blankly at you after you pose a question. (Insert crickets-chirping sound.)"
Faculty members are getting a crash course in Zoom and finding it can be supremely awkward, at least at first. One reason for our collective uneasiness: Most of us are not well acquainted with the "hidden curriculum" of Zoom — all the unwritten rules and expectations that you’re supposed to know but none of us have been taught. Faculty members and students together are diving into a new tool with little to no experience with it, technically or culturally.
As you lead a class discussion or a meeting on Zoom, it’s all too easy to lose people in the process. But the principles of inclusive teaching can help you reach students in a virtual classroom, just as in a physical one.
How to Secure Your Zoom Meetings from Zoom-Bombing Attacks
Article from Bleepingcomputer.com (March 31, 2020)
This article has practical tips on securing Zoom meetings. This follows an FBI warning of ongoing Zoom-Bombing attacks on video meetings.
Zoom bombing is outsiders trespassing into meetings and often posting offensive materials.
From PC magazine, another article with additional ideas on preventing unwanted participants from disrupting your Zoom session.
See below for best practices for using Zoom (adapted by the Highline Library from the University of Minnesota Information Technology). The information provided below will help you and your students get the most out of your Highline Zoom Pro account (http://zoom.highline.edu or http://highline.zoom.us) experience (learn more about Zoom meetings)..
Prepare for the meeting
1. Set up your equipment
2. Look your best
3. Participate productively
4. Help everyone focus
5. If you are the host
The Highline Canvas Orientation includes an advanced section which has information on how to use Zoom. If you haven’t yet started taking the Canvas Orientation, you can still get access to that info. Simply follow these steps:
If you’ve started or completed the Canvas Orientation, see the tips on Using Zoom in your classes. Contact Instructional Design at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.