|Keep your Zoom desktop application up to date to use the latest features. If running Mac OS Big Sur, we advise updating Zoom to version 5.4.4 or later.|
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. Set each meeting to "record automatically to the cloud". 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.
Zoom offers a variety of features, including
- HD video and audio
- Screen sharing
- Annotation tools
- Built-in collaboration tools: breakout rooms for group discussion, polling, whiteboard, etc.
- Recording and transcription
- Password protection
What equipment do I need?
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.
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.
Learn the Basics
- How to set up Zoom
- Install Zoom on a computer or mobile device
- Update Zoom desktop application
- Set your Display Name in Zoom
- Get SCU inspired Zoom backgrounds
- Join a meeting
- Schedule a meeting
- Schedule a meeting with Google Calendar
- Edit Scheduled Zoom Meetings
- Prepare for power failures and local internet outages
- Protect Your Zoom Meetings
- Customize your Personal Meeting ID
- Change your Zoom email notifications
Navigate the Controls
Save Your Recordings
Setting up your Zoom Meetings
- Using the Zoom Pro tab on Camino
- Import Existing Meetings to Camino
- Automatic Zoom Class Recordings
- Using Zoom for Virtual Office Hours
Zoom Capabilities / Usage
- Zoom in the Classroom
- Share Document Camera in Zoom
- Preassigning Breakout Rooms
- Polling in Zoom
- Reports in Zoom Pro
Class Recordings / Panopto
- Schedule Zoom meetings for another user
- Using Zoom to record a desktop presentation
- Generate Attendance Reports
- Generate Poll Reports
- Upload Zoom Recordings to Panopto Personal Folder
- Managing a Remote Team
- Creating a Sense of Community Remotely
- Hosting a Digital Event
- Tips for Working From Home
- Managing a Zoom Meeting like a Webinar
SCU faculty and staff can request the use of a webinar license (up to 500 participants) for a fee. Contact Media Services to request a webinar license. If a license is not available, here is a resource on Managing a Zoom Meeting like a Webinar.
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 than 300 participants
-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.