Hi all. If anyone is having trouble hearing, please let me know and I or one of my colleagues will help troubleshoot.
Will students need to activate a zoom account as well or are they activated by default?
Thanks for asking that Dan.
@Dan Selcer students will not need to activate their accounts in order to join a Zoom session. Students do have their own Zoom accounts so if they would want to use Zoom on their own for things like group projects, they would need to activate their account in order to host their own Zoom meeting.
Is it better to schedule this using Blackboard, or directly through the Zoom interface?
@Peter If your students are used to going to Blackboard for their course needs, we recommend using it within Blackboard rather than directly through Zoom. If you do use it outside of Blackboard, you would just need to make sure you send your students the information for joining the session.
If you use it within Blackboard, links to the meetings that you create will automatically display to students under the Zoom tool link.
Where can you add Zoom in Blackboard? I was trying to catch up with registering. Is it under course tools?
Doesn't host video need to be on?
@Kenzie no problem. You just need to create a tool link within youor Blackboard course menu. We'll be providing a user guide that has those steps in it.
We’re also going to getting questions from students without access to computers and/or broadband access about joining meetings through the Zoom phone app.
Sorry ......can duration be for more than an hour
Please pause a moment for us to read answers to questions.
I’ve added my personal room link as a web link in my Bb sites. Will that work just as well as adding Zoom as a web tool?
@overbym host video/webcam doesn't have to be on. It depends on your preferences.
@Dan Zoom is available through the app stores. I will make a note to include more information about that in our follow up email.
Did you say we should mute upon entry?
@Tom Yes, duration can be longer than an hour. Also, if you set it for an hour and happen to go over, you will not be kicked out of the session.
@Ashley Canning I just wanted to note that yesterday when I was tinkering with this, I had clicked “mute participants on entry” but then was unable to unmute it. Just an FYI
I tried this yesterday and had to admit each student with Admit button individually. Correct?
@Roger I will address the options for muting participants upon entry in a follow up email. There are benefits to both options, depending on your needs.
@Pam I will follow up with you. You should be able to unmute participants even if they are muted upon entry.
If you want to start a zoom meeting prior to class starting, do you need to schedule a meeting that is longer than your actual class time?
Would we give students a join link for a meeting not affiliated with a course?
Can we use safari for zoom? I’m on safari now.
Do you get that report after the meeting is over? And/or is it accessible after the meeting is over?
@rogerbrooke it sounds like you may have used a special setting yesterday that required you to admit each student. You don't need to do this with the default setting. I'll reach out to you in regards to this
@Kensie no. You can jump in early without adjusting the time.
@Kenzie yes you would want to schedule the meeting longer than the scheduled class time
@Roger and Lanei Safari is a supported browser
Conflicting info about jumping in early...
@Kenzie just saw. I will address.
Will a video through a streaming service share to students?
Will screening a video (via screen share) with computer sound have lag issues?
@Brenda If users outside of your Blackboard course need to access the session you can email those individuals the Join link to access the meeting.
@Kenzie sorry for the confusion. As the instructor, you can join the meeting before the official start time. Liz thought you were referring to the students. They cannot join the meeting early unless you are already in it.
Students could see and hear videos that I had downloaded into my PPT, but if I had a YouTube video I had not downloaded, but just had on a new tab, students could hear the video but not see it.
Do we use the track pad for the whiteboard on screen sharing?
Can we subsequently download our own recordings after being saved to the Zoom cloud?
Will there be any discussion today on how to use MyMediaSite?
@Kenzie we will have to check regarding streaming service videos due to copyright
@Tricia streaming a video shouldn't lag in theory, but if students have slower internet connections it could.
can we trim a recording to cut out chatter?
As a backup, you could also provide students with the link to the recording to review again after class.
Can we edit recording, eg. delete first five minutes?
When we record a meeting, does it automatically become available to students? Or can we record and then decide if we want it to be available to students?
Can we disable the chat button for students, so they aren’t messaging each other during the lecture?
@Lanei You can use your trackpad, mouse, or a drawing pad for whiteboard sharing. You can also use an iPad with a Mac.
@helga you can trim the beginning and end of a recording.
@Dan you can download your recording from the cloud
As we run discussions through zoom, is there a way for a student to indicate that they wish to contribute or ask a question? If so, how do we ‘call on them’ (so everyone doesn’t unmute audio at once and begin speaking simultaneously?
@overbym As long as you Share your screen and check the box to Share computer audio students should see and hear the YouTube
@LLJn4.... we will not be going over My Mediasite during this session. Please feel free to call us at 412-396-5625 if you need help with that tool.