Zoom Classroom Quick Guide
Zoom is a web conferencing system that offers a variety of interactive features to help students collaborate and connect online.
- Individuals with an instructor, co-instructor, graduate assistant or teaching assistant (TA) role can set up Zoom meeting rooms in ELMS-Canvas.
- Make sure the Zoom link is visible on the ELMS-Canvas course navigation menu.
- Schedule a Zoom meeting for class via Zoom’s Upcoming Meetings tab, including a meeting title, date and time, and meeting duration.
- Check the Recurring meeting checkbox if you are configuring recurring meetings.
- Select audio and video settings for hosts and participants (that can be modified during the actual meeting).
- Identify preferred security settings for the meeting, including a passcode, waiting room (Meeting hosts have the capability to disable the Waiting Room feature. If this feature is not disabled, participants with non-UMD identities will be held in the Waiting Room until the meeting hosts admit them.), muting and joining options.
- Identify an Alternate Host should the meeting host/creator be unavailable to start and/or end the meeting.
Conduct Zoom meeting
- Click on the Upcoming Meetings tab in Zoom.
- Click the Start button.
- Click Join with computer audio.
- Turn on your webcam; consider having students leave their webcams off unless they are asking a question or talking.
- Open the participant list by clicking on the Participants icon in the menu bar.
- Open the chat window by clicking on the Chat icon in the menu bar.
- Click the Record button to record the class session.
- Click End Meeting to stop the recording and end the meeting.
- Share meeting recording with students by making it available via Panopto Recordings.
- View (previous) meeting and polling reports to analyze student participation.