Topic: Communicate & collaborate

Communicate clearly with students during a Zoom meeting

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The chat allows you to send written messages to participants during your meeting and, if you have the setting enabled, for participants to respond. You may decide to appoint a co-host to monitor the chat while you are running the meeting. Participants can also delete their own chat messages...

Zoom vs Teams: which tool is best for my online teaching?

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FEATURES ZOOM TEAMS NOTES File sharing No Yes Zoom: Screen annotation feature is also available for host and participantsTeams: Share files in a chat during the meeting. Microsoft Whiteboard available, however, tool options are limited to drawing only (i.e., suits touch screen devices the best) Screen sharing Yes Yes...

Use the Zoom app

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Once you have downloaded the Zoom app onto your computer or mobile device, you can sign in on the app using your UTS credentials. All staff and students at UTS have automatic access to a Zoom premium account without needing to sign up. Premium access has a more features...

Zoom FAQs

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Recording Scheduling meetings and inviting students Features Browser compatibility

Manage participants in Zoom waiting rooms and breakout rooms

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To make meetings as secure as possible and to minimise potential disruption, the waiting room feature is enabled on UTS Zoom accounts and cannot be turned off. Participants from UTS must be signed into Zoom with their UTS credentials to access your meeting. Any guest participants from outside UTS...

Record your Zoom meeting

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Zoom recordings can be accessed from the Zoom Cloud or from Canvas. Note that if you are accessing your recording from Canvas, only the Zoom meeting recordings associated with the subject you are viewing will appear.  When you use Zoom for the first time, you will be asked to...

Manage alternative hosts, co-hosts and schedulers in Zoom

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Assigning scheduler privilege You can give a UTS colleague permission to schedule, manage, and start meetings on your behalf by giving them scheduler privilege. Login to UTS Zoom web portal using your UTS student/staff ID and email password and select ‘Settings’. Select ‘Other’. Scroll down to the ‘Schedule Privilege’ section of the...

Plan your Zoom session

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1. Have a lesson plan Having a lesson plan that is adapted for Zoom is key for a successful online class, as the experience is very different from running a face-to-face class. Consider the structure of your session and how to facilitate student engagement and interactions effectively. Class activities tend...

Manage your Zoom breakout room effectively

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Breakout rooms can be very effective spaces for student group collaboration, provided that students have explicit instructions. Planning is required to ensure students participate in structured, focused and productive discussions and activities. Here are some things to consider before you conduct a breakout room activity: Determine whether breakout rooms...

Deliver a Zoom Webinar

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Zoom Webinars are very different to Zoom meetings in the way they are set up, scheduled, and customised. They also offer a completely different experience for the participants and the hosts. Before you decide to run a Zoom Webinar, you need to consider the points below. The number of...

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