Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing social distance measures, video platforms such as Zoom have replaced traditional on-campus learning. Here are some resources and guidelines to help you get the most out of your remote learning, Zoom-driven experience.
Aside from attending classes, here are other ways you can utilize Zoom:
With the increasing use of Zoom for remote teaching and learning comes the advent of trends such as "Zoombombing," where an individual joins a Zoom meeting with the sole intent of disruption. To help prevent this from happening in your meetings, check out our Zoom security tips and recommendations for how to properly configure your meetings, set up a waiting room and mute or block unwanted participants.
Meetings can be joined through an email invite, from a browser through OSU's Zoom web portal https://oregonstate.zoom.us, from the Zoom desktop and mobile app, by phone, and with a video conferencing system (H.323 or SIP device). Each meeting will have a unique meeting ID that is required to join a Zoom meeting. If you are joining by phone, you will need the teleconferencing number provided in the invitation.
There are two ways to join meeting audio, joining via computer or joining via telephone. Follow these sections to test your audio before or after joining a meeting.
You can also join a test meeting if you want to test your audio and familiarize yourself with meeting controls.
You can test your video camera with Zoom before joining the meeting to ensure that the camera is working correctly.
You can also start a test Zoom meeting.
Host and Co-Host Controls in a Meeting:
You can find more details in Zoom's support article about host controls.
Zoom allows for screen sharing on desktop, tablet and mobile devices running Zoom. You can share a screen, websites, Powerpoint presentations, and much more.
You can find more details in Zoom's support article on sharing your screen.
Breakout rooms allow you to easily place meeting attendees into sub-meetings for group discussion, activities, projects and more.
You can find more details in Zoom's support article: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206476313-Managing-Breakout-Rooms
Media tutorials and help videos
Student Media Services' weekly Zoom basics sessions
Zoom Web Conferencing FAQ (zoom.us)
Zoom for Higher Education (PDF from zoom.us)
Student Tips for Participating in Online Learning (PDF from zoom.us)
How to Keep the Party Crashers from Crashing your Zoom Meeting (Zoom Blog)