Use of Zoom

Spring semester 2021 courses beginning in February 2021 will continue to be taught on Zoom. If you are new to Zoom or not yet comfortable using Zoom, we recommend viewing a video entitled “Joining a Zoom Call for the First Time; Fun and Easy Online Connection”, which viewable at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0E.

Zoom Helpful Hints

Conduct yourselves as you would if you were all in the same room. These tips below help ensure the class goes smoothly for all involved:

  • If you haven’t used Zoom before, go to Zoom.us prior to the day of the meeting and familiarize yourself with any features you may need to use on the day – mute/unmute microphone, stop/start video, screen share etc.
  • Join early – up to 5 minutes before the meeting start time.
  • Have your video on unless you are experiencing connection issues.
  • Find a quiet space without interruptions or background noise.
  • If possible, have a plain background and avoid backlight from bright windows.
  • Have good lighting on your face so you can be seen clearly.
  • Adjust your camera to be at around eye level if possible – especially take note of the angle of your laptop screen if using the built-in camera.
  • Mute your microphone when not talking.
  • Try to avoid talking over / at the same time as other participants.
  • Be aware you are on camera, so try to avoid doing other tasks (checking emails, looking at your phone, etc.)
  • If you wish to ask a question or offer a comment, please raise your hand so that the coordinator can see it on-screen.

 

  • Be aware you are on camera, so try to avoid doing other tasks (checking emails, looking at your phone, etc.)
  • If you wish to ask a question or offer a comment, please raise your hand so that the coordinator can see it on-screen.