Steps to begin using Zoom like a pro
Basic Tutorial for how to teach online using Zoom:
Note: Only hosts and co-hosts can start a cloud recording. If you want a participant to start a recording, you can make them a co-host or use local recording. Recordings started by co-hosts will still appear in the host's recordings in the Zoom web portal.
To record a meeting to the cloud:
Breakout rooms allow you to split your Zoom meeting in up to 50 separate sessions. 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.
You can also share Participating in Breakout Rooms with your meeting participants for some information on using breakout rooms as a participant.
This article covers:
Note: Users joined into the Zoom meeting from the Zoom Mobile App or H.323/SIP devices can participate in breakout rooms, but cannot manage them. Users joined via the web client, Chromebooks/Chrome OS or Zoom Rooms are unable to join Breakout Rooms, but the main room can be used as an alternative session for these users.
Note: You can also pre-assign participants to breakout rooms when you schedule the meeting instead of managing them during the meeting.
To assign participants to your rooms, select Assign next to the room you wish to assign participants to and select participants you want to assign to that room. Repeat this for each room.
Once a participant has been assigned (manually or automatically), the number of participants will show in place of the Assign button.
After manually or automatically assigning participants to rooms, you can rearrange the participants. Participants who are not assigned to breakout sessions will remain in the main meeting when the rooms are started.
Once the Breakout Rooms have been started, the participants will be asked to join the Breakout Session. The host will stay in the main meeting until joining a session manually. If a participant has not joined the session yet, it will be noted by (not joined) next to their name.
Participants in breakout rooms can request that the meeting host join their meeting by clicking Ask for Help.
The host will be prompted to join the room where the request originated from. Click Join Breakout Room to join the room.
The host can broadcast a message to all breakout rooms to share information with all participants.
From the Zoom Support Page
You can also create a poll by clicking Polling during the meeting. This will open up your default web browser where you can add additional polls or questions.
Note: You can only create a max of 25 polls for a single meeting.
You can download a report of the poll results after the meeting. If registration was turned on and the poll was not anonymous, it will list the participants' names and email addresses. If registration was not on, it will show the results, but list the users as "Guest". If the poll was anonymous, it will show "anonymous" for the participants' names and email addresses. Learn more.
From the Zoom Support Page
Overview and Q/A of Zoom Drop-In Session Recording. (Click to watch) Recorded Wednesday, March 18.
Ryan Hutman, from Academic Technology, introduces (51:44 min) Zoom for video conferencing. This video reviews the tool's features as well as how to run a virtual meeting. If you do not have access to Zoom, please submit an ITS Service Desk ticket.
Zoom Beginner Breakout Sessions
Setting yourself up for success using Zoom to teach Online
Presenter: David Lopez and Barbara Maxwell
This session covers how to set up your account, important zoom settings, and how the active speaker or gallery screen works.
How to use Zoom during Class
Presenter: Brittany Williams
This session covers how to use the features in Zoom while presenting. It touches on the share screen abilities, as well as walks through the chat and participant panels. This session also looks at interactive features like the Zoom poll and Zoom breakout rooms.
Zoom for Beginners
Presenters: David Lopez and Dean Maag
This session discusses the basics for how to facilitate your class online using zoom.
What to do in Zoom after class (Meeting Recording)
Presenter: Kirsty Gaither
This session looks at what to do after your meeting has ended, and discusses ways to set your meeting up ahead of time to make it easier to move your zoom recording into Canvas or Echo 360.
Starting a Local Recording
The host must record the meeting or grant the ability to record to a participant.
Stopping or Pausing a Local Recording
During a Zoom recording, a user can Stop or Pause the recording. If a user stops the recording and starts it again, a new video file will be created for the next recording segment. If a user pauses the recording and starts it again, Zoom will record to the same video file for the recording segment.
Assigning Recording Privileges to a Participant
Accessing Local Recording Files
By default, all recordings will be placed in a Zoom folder found in the following file path on these devices:
To access recording files:
Recording File Formats
Zoom recordings use the following file formats:
Note: Screen sharing recording uses about 20MB of storage per hour while video recording uses about 200MB of storage an hour. This is an approximation, since the resolution and types of video or screen sharing content could change the amount of storage used.
Changing Local Recording Settings
To change local recording settings in the Zoom client:
This will open your recording options that you can change using the client.
Note: Setting the default location to a cloud syncing folder (such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or One Drive), an external drive, or network storage device may cause issues with saving and converting the local recording. Zoom strongly recommends keeping the default location on a local drive for recordings.
Recording Multiple Audio Files
When recording locally, the host can record all participants' audio streams as separate audio files, one file for each participant. To enable this option: