Teaching with Zoom

This article discusses best practice for using Zoom in your courses. Links lead you to articles that show step by step how to do it.

Zoom is more than a video conferencing program. There is much more under the hood and properly utilized it can bridge a lot of educational problems while helping both you and the students to work more efficiently.

We have chosen to divide the article based on typical situations / needs to show what Zoom can offer:

Before the course starts

Course Meetings

Tutoring and collaboration

Group work and report presentations

Are students turning their camera off?

Finally, we can hint at a feature called Focus Mode in Zoom.

Sadly enough, it is not uncommon for students to refuse to turn on their cameras during the meeting and you only see a black box with their name.

The reasons for this can be many, but there is a way to make it so that only you and any co-hosts can see their camera image. Other participants only see black boxes. It may make them dare to turn on their camera and you may be able to demand to see the persons you talk to.