Zoom Video Conference Application
Important Zoom Updates: Effective September 27, 2020, Zoom will begin requiring you to use the Zoom waiting room or passcode to enter a Zoom meeting! You may set up your meetings with a passcode or waiting room or change your default Zoom settings.
If you enable a passcode, there is an option in your Zoom settings, that you may turn on, to embed the passcode in the link. This will eliminate the need to manually enter the passcode. If you enable the waiting room, you will allow participants to join the meeting using your Zoom controls. If you have not enabled either option by September 27, Zoom will enable the waiting room in your account.
If you enable the passcode option and you previously sent your class Zoom invite link to your students, you will need to resend the new link. If you enable the waiting room and previously sent your class Zoom invite link, you will not have to resend the Zoom invite link.
If you intend to speak with students individually after your course Zoom meeting, it is recommended that you set up a waiting room for your Zoom meeting. Then you can place the students in the waiting room and speak to them individually. Additional Zoom waiting room documentation is on the Zoom Waiting Room web page.
How to Request a Zoom Account
Zoom video conference application allows you to connect with students, faculty, and staff. Faculty may obtain a Zoom Pro account via Information Technology (IT).
Request Zoom Pro by submitting an email, from your Lincoln email account to email@example.com. Zoom Pro accounts will be created in the order they are received. Include the following information in your email:
- Full Name (First and Last)
- Employee ID number
- Phone Number
To determine if your computer hardware and software are compatible with Zoom, please review the Zoom system requirements.
- Getting Started with Zoom
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- LinkedIn Learning: View the "Learning Zoom" Course
- Getting Started with Zoom (live webinar recording)
- Zoom Meetings Training Reference Guide (pdf)
- Zoom 101: In Meeting Controls (Basic) (video)
- Tips for a Successful Video Conference
- Sharing Your Zoom Video on Moodle (pdf)
- Sharing Your Zoom Meeting Link on Moodle (pdf)
- Enabling Breakout Rooms (pdf)
- Managing Breakout Rooms
- Non-verbal Feedback
- Sharing a Screen
- Transcription of meetings: On this page, scroll down to "User" information for directions on activating transcription.
- Virtual Backgrounds
- Zoom offers a whiteboard that you may choose when you click share screen.
- Microsoft Whiteboard is another option. If you do not have Office365, please contact IT via firstname.lastname@example.org. Microsoft Whiteboard does not offer an equation editor. It is recommended that you use the Open LMS/Moodle app. Utilize the Page tool by clicking "add an activity or resource." The box, where you type content is called the HTML editor. This HTML editor includes an equation editor. Click the more button in the HTML editor tool menu. Then click the equation editor.
- Connect your PC to an iPhone/iPad
1. Connect to the Zoom session from a computer. Then, in Zoom, click Share Screen, and then select iPhone/iPad. A wired connection is recommended... And the first time you do this, a plug-in may be required. Your PC will prompt you to download the plug-in.2. Then, on your iPad, use the "screen mirroring" option (swipe down from the top right corner to open the control panel, and click Screen Mirroring). Your Zoom meeting on your computer will show on your iPhone/iPad.3. Once you connect via screen mirroring, your iPad then shows up in a window on your computer AND shows up as a screen share to the zoom meeting participants. You can also just record yourself and share the video on your course home page in the LMS.
- 'Zoombombing' Attacks Disrupt Classes
- This article provides information concerning 'Zoombombing.' Zoombombing is when someone obtains access to your Moodle meeting link when they are not invited to participate in your meeting. This person may post inappropriate material in your Zoom meeting. One technique to avoid this is to put your Zoom meeting link on your Moodle course page and keep it hidden until the day of your Zoom meeting.