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Teaching with Zoom

The Zoom web conferencing tool has been licensed for Rutgers faculty, staff, and students since July 2020.

  1. Compelling ideas about teaching synchronously: “Making Shapes in Zoom,” by Karen Costa.
  2. Instructors, start here: Activate your Rutgers Zoom account
    • If you receive an error message that the instructor email is invalid, you should change your default email in Canvas (WARNING: certain external apps, like Akindi, Cambridge, possibly some textbook publisher integrations, may break if you change your email address in Canvas)
    • In general you will log into Zoom from Canvas or from which are both aware of your Rutgers affiliation. If you ever need to log into your Rutgers Zoom account from or from your local Zoom client software, you must click the SSO login button and identify your institution as Rutgers.
  3. As of 8/13/20, Zoom is available as a tool in Rutgers Canvas sites (note: no integration with Sakai is planned)
    • Zoom may appear on your course menus by default (you can modify your Canvas menu for each site)
    • At the time of this writing, Zoom in Canvas can be used to schedule meetings, allow easy join for students, and share Zoom recordings saved to the cloud (see “Zoom in Canvas” video below)
    • If you plan to use pre-populated polls, our advice is to modify your meetings from the Rutgers Zoom portal, which allows full configuration of Zoom tools. Please note that pre-assigned breakout rooms are currently not possible through Rutgers Zoom accounts because they require that all students use Rutgers Zoom accounts which is not currently feasible.
    • Zoom recording tips:

Intro webinar: “Teaching with Zoom”

Slideshow from the webinar:

Zoom in Canvas (5:32)

With the Zoom tool in Canvas, schedule meetings, start & join meetings, view recordings & reports

Setting up for your Zoom class (1:43)

Set up your workspace: mic, webcam, participant and chat panels, screens for sharing ready to go

Running your Zoom meeting, part 1 (2:45)

Start recording, mic & webcam options, manage participants

Running your Zoom meeting, part 2 (4:37)

Manage chat, share screens, stop recording, end meeting

Breakout rooms (video by Zoom, 3:18)

Polls (video by Zoom, 2:15)

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