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Zoom - Using Zoom at KU

Course description: 

Zoom is a video conferencing tool that is great for facilitating online discussions with students as part of an academic course, for outreach, or for contacts not at KU. With Zoom, you can integrate conference rooms with or without Polycom units into the online meeting. You can host up to 100 participants, and they do not need a KU Online ID to join. In this session, we'll cover the basics of using Zoom. Classes may be offered in person or virtually using Zoom.

What you should already know: 

You should have basic computer skills and a basic understanding of the purpose of video conference software.

What you will learn: 

By the end of class, you will learn how to schedule and invite people to meetings with Zoom. You will also learn basics and advanced settings prior to scheduling a meeting. Other topics you will learn include starting a meeting, controls for hosts and participants during a meeting, how to record a meeting, and distributing the recording.

What you will need: 

For this course, you will need your KU Online ID and password. You will also need a headset. If you are joining an in-person, instructor-led course, the instructor will have headsets available if needed.

Course objectives: 

By the end of this course:

  • How to schedule an online Zoom meeting
  • How to specify advanced options for Zoom meetings like creating polls
  • How to invite people to a Zoom meeting
  • Setting up and starting a Zoom meeting
  • Options while conducting the meeting
  • Presenting content
  • Recording a meeting and distributing the recording afterward
Instructor-led Course Time: 
90 minutes
Course outline: 
  1. Introduction
  2. Overview
  3. What is Zoom?
    1. Benefits
    2. Zoom vs. Skype for Business
  4. Create a meeting
  5. Join a meeting
    1. From browser
    2. From Zoom desktop app
    3. From mobile app
    4. From Polycom system
  6. Host a meeting
    1. Share your screen
    2. Manage participants
    3. Inviting new participants while in a meeting
    4. Recording a meeting
    5. Ending a meeting
  7. Advanced meeting options
  8. Download and install the Zoom desktop
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