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Zoom - Advanced Zoom Tips
Instructions for a variety of functions within Zoom.
This will create a calendar event in your course for each day and time you specify, that your students can click on to join the Zoom meeting.
1. Go to uwplatt.zoom.us and select Schedule a New Meeting. Fill in the necessary information for your meeting.
2. Select Recurring meeting and change the "Recurrence" as needed.
3. For classes, choose Weekly, then select the days that you normally teach the class (i.e., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 – 10:00 am).
4. Under "Meeting Options," select Record the meeting automatically in the cloud. You can always pause it and then start at the beginning of the class. This will create a link in the Recording tab.
You may need to sign into Zoom if you haven’t already.
1. Choose Sign in with SSO:
2. Sign in to the uwplatt.zoom.us and click Continue:
3. It will ask if you want to Open Zoom, click Open Zoom:
If a participant doesn’t have a microphone or a headset, join with your phone as audio.
1. Click the Phone Call tab in the "Choose ONE of the audio conference options dialog box:"
2. Follow the prompts, picking any one of the numbers listed on your Zoom dialog box to call in:
1. If you will be working with several applications during a Zoom meeting, like Canvas and Word and PowerPoint, you can "Share the Screen."
2. It also works well to "Share a Window" instead of an application, under "Advanced:"
This adds a green box that you can move to any monitor and resize to fit your screen. This will share whatever is on that screen:
3. You can allow a participant to share their screen too. Then you can request to take control of the mouse to assist.
1. View the participants in separate windows while running the presentation by enabling Side-by-side Mode and Dual Monitors. Go to "Video Settings..."
3. Then go to General and select Dual Monitors:
To write on a document while recording, the Annotate button works well to write on top of PowerPoint or Word or other files. You can draw shapes or freehand, or write in a text box. The annotations are layered over your document. Viewers can annotate during the meeting.
1. Click Annotate.
2. Select the different tools to type, draw, highlight, or point to your files.
1. Zoom Breakout rooms can be used to facilitate small group discussions. You can quickly and easily break your class up into groups and then bring the whole class back together when you’re ready.
2. Create as many rooms as you think you will need. You can populate them by hand by using the "Assign" tool:
1. To run your office hours, you can click the Enable Waiting room option.
2. This puts the participants in a “waiting room”, so they can’t hear or interact. Click the waiting room to see who is waiting.
3. You can admit them one at a time to talk to them one-on-one.
4. You can use the chat tool to tell the people waiting how long of a wait there will be.
If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or email@example.com. You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.