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Zoom Web Conferencing

ZOOM is SCU's enterprise web conferencing tool.

NOTICE:
Starting September 27, 2020, Zoom will require that all meetings have a Passcode or a Waiting Room enabled for all paid accounts.  More details on Zoom.us.
Beginning July 1st, 2020, faculty and staff can request use of a webinar license for a fee. See the Webinars section at the bottom of this page for more details. 
 

Zoom is a web conferencing tool that allows you to meet remotely or create recordings. It is good for office hours, teaching live remotely, staff meetings, town halls, and for capturing short, no frills videos.  Learn how to setup Zoom with the SCU license here.  Zoom support and training here. 

Zoom allows up to 300 participants in one meeting. It is accessible from a computer or a smartphone, and it is possible to invite non-SCU affiliated people to join virtual meetings. Zoom Pro is fully integrated into Camino (SCU's instance of Canvas) so that you can schedule, start, and join meetings from your course page. The Zoom interface includes a variety of features as well as the option to record. All Zoom class sessions scheduled within Camino and recorded to the cloud will automatically be uploaded to the Class Recordings folder in Camino.

All “live” classes using Zoom should be recorded for later viewing in case a student loses internet connectivity. Students can also record their presentations using Zoom and share it with others in the course. 

Here are some tips for using Zoom:

  • Speak clearly: Make sure the microphone on the computer sounds clear  and you record in a place with minimal background noise. 
  • Keep it short: Break up your long lectures into shorter pieces to keep students engaged. 
  • Include activities: Between segments, have students participate in the chat feature or in breakout rooms before moving on to the next segment.
  • Turn on your camera: Even if it is just for a few moments, students are more engaged with instructor content when they can see their face, not just the slides. 
Features

Zoom offers a variety of features, including

  • HD video and audio
  • Chat
  • Screen sharing
  • Annotation tools
  • Built-in collaboration tools: breakout rooms for group discussion, polling, whiteboard, etc.
  • Recording and transcription
  • Encryption
  • Password protection
1. Computer or Mobile Device
2. Webcam - needed if your device does not have a built in microphone and camera

Use a webcam with built in microphone to capture video and audio with one device. These options sit on your laptop or monitor.

Logitech C930e (MSRP $129.00)
Logitech C920S (MSRP $69.99)
Logitech C525 (MSRP $59.99)
 
3. Document Camera - (optional)

Use a document camera to project handwriting, text, or 3D objects to a Zoom call as a second camera.

Enable this in a Zoom meeting by going to Share Screen -> Advanced -> Content from 2nd camera.

If the text is reversed, go to Settings -> Video Settings -> uncheck Mirror my Video

IPEVO VZ-R (MSRP $199.00)

 

Secure your Zoom Session

Please read our statement on Zoom Security and Privacy here.

Learn more about Zoombombing here.

Take steps to protect your Zoom meetings using this guide.

Zoom shares their plans for securing your meetings here.

Zoom offers best practices for securing your virtual classroom here.

Webinars

SCU faculty and staff can request use of a webinar license (up to 500 participants) for a fee beginning July 1st. Contact Media Services to request a webinar license.  

100 Participants: $20 per meeting (including a practice session)

500 participants: $60 per meeting (including a practice session)

You need a webinar if:

-Your webinar will include more that 300 participants

AND

-Your webinar will include audience participation

If your webinar will be a one-way broadcast without audience participation, then you should stream it live on Panopto. Contact Media Services to request a Panopto livestream.

Need help? Contact Zoom Support.