Friday, June 26, 2020

Friday Matinee: Using Zoom at Murray State University

Zoom is a necessary component for teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic at Murray State University.  Whether your class is totally online or some of your students are in the classroom while others are online, Zoom will help you with your online teaching.  

Need help with using Zoom in your classroom?  This site is dedicated to helping you quickly find the answers to your how to questions.  Whether it is how to schedule your Zoom meeting in Canvas to how to use breakout rooms, you'll find the resources here to get you started.

Before using Zoom with your class it is recommended that you explore all of the features of Zoom, find out how they work, and practice using them with family and friends so that you are comfortable with the controls and features.

We have been curating information on how to use Zoom and will be sharing it with you over the next couple of weeks.  We have done put this information into a Google Site for easy access.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Friday Matinee: Zoom Scheduling & Basic Controls

Zoom sessions are very easy to schedule and use in the classroom and it's important that you are comfortable setting up meetings and using the controls from within it.  Besides setting up your Zoom link for your class in Canvas, you can schedule on the Zoom website.  Setting up a Zoom session outside of your Canvas class link can be important if you need to meet with a student or small group during the semester or set up a different virtual office hours link.  Check out the videos on how to do this.  

KATE's website: Using Zoom at MSU

I'm also adding a video on the fundamental Zoom meeting controls that are available when you are in a Zoom meeting.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Friday Matinee: Adding Zoom to Canvas

Looks like we are in for a hot and muggy weekend.  If you've been outside and need to cool down for a minute AND if you don't know how to integrate Zoom into Canvas, then this is the video for you.  It's less than a minute and a half and so easy to do.

Here's the article from Information Systems on how to do this as well.