General Information About Zoom
Some departments at Vanguard have adopted Zoom as their web conferencing system, including the Religion department, and Professional Studies. It is a powerful web classroom tool that has its strength in its simplicity.
It costs $100 per faculty member per year for a Zoom license. You can contact someone in EdTech with your desire to have a license purchased for someone in your department and inform us what the general ledger number is that should be charged the $100.
It isn’t necessary to invest in Zoom, in order to have access to video conferencing tools in your teaching. Canvas has Big Blue Button available within the Learning Management System, which is a robust web-based conferencing system. They call that feature within Canvas conferences.
Join a Zoom Meeting
If you have been invited to a meeting held on the Zoom platform, this video will walk you through how to join the meeting.
Access Video and Audio Settings
You can adjust the settings having to do with what you see, how others see you (via your web cam), and how loud you hear others and they hear you, using the video and audio settings. Your set up may look slightly different than what you see on the instructor’s screen. However, the basic settings will be described and you should be easily able to locate the features she is describing, as she walks you through how to adjust your settings.
Host a Zoom Meeting and Share Your Screen
If you’re the person teaching a course, starting a meeting on Zoom is quite easy. The video, below, walks you through this process, as well as showing you how to share your screen. A common use for sharing one’s screen on Zoom is to allow attendees to view your PowerPoint slides, as you present them.
Zoom Learning Center
Zoom offers some free on-demand courses and learning plans focused specifically on education. You need a Zoom account to access the free resources.