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Advanced Zoom Tips for Faculty

  1. Set guidelines for proper behavior in class meetings, or make them together on the first day! Examples can include
    • Netiquette/communication standards (sample)
    • Showing respect
    • Purposeful dialogue
    • Giving feedback/asking for help
    • Renaming themselves
    • Commitment from presenters
  2. Use a second device to demonstrate techniques or as a home document cam (see below).
  3. Consider a flipped class to minimizing lecture time during live Zoom meetings, saving them for discussion/active learning.
  4. Set a standard routine like you would in face-to-face classroom. For example, begin by displaying a prompt while students enter, and end with a reflective question or concept check.
  5. Use Zoom tools to get students active.
    • Review Non-verbal feedback/reactions
    • Create polls for live questioning or surveying
    • Offer the chance for students to send you private messages
    • Decide whether you want students to be able to unmute themselves
    • Use Breakout Rooms (think/pair/share)
      • Tell students there’s an "Ask for help" button in the room if they need you
    • Allow students to use Annotations on slides or whiteboards (but turn it off when you don’t need it!)
    • Assign or ask for a volunteer student to become a co-host. They can monitor the chat, mute and unmute students, etc.
    • Use name changes for role-playing discussion
Ways to share a second screen or camera using an iPad/iPhone/Android Device

Option 1

  1. On your i​Pad/tablet, open Zoom and join the same meeting.
  2. Turn off the speakers and mute the device to prevent feedback.
  3. Click share and whiteboard and begin to draw or type. Viewers will not see the keyboard or options, just the board. You can also share an image, website, or the whole screen if you're using an app. For example, open a PPT and start a slide show - you can even annotate it live!
  4. You can also use the device as a second camera to demonstrate a task, create a mock doc cam, move around, or zoom in on something. You may need to turn on the audio on your device and mute your computer instead if you will be moving around.
    NOTE: If you need to log in to anything, do it before starting your screen share. Tablets and iPads show each password character before hiding it.

Option 2

  1. To share an app, on your iPad/tablet, open Zoom and click share screen in the main menu.
  2. Enter the room ID (find this on your computer Zoom window, click participants, invite and see the room ID number on the top toolbar).
  3. Your device will give you the option to broadcast, click start broadcast, making sure zoom is selected.
  4. Now you are live: it will show EVERYTHING on your device screen, include notifications, and the keyboard if you need to type.
    NOTE: If you need to log in to anything, do it before starting your screen share. Tablets and iPads show each password character before hiding it.

Option 3 (Not Recommended)

  1. On your computer, start the meeting and click share screen (as a host or co-host).
  2. Click share iPhone/iPad and follow the instructions. Both the device and your computer need to be on the same wifi.

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