Zoom improves student outcomes with secure video communication services for hybrid classrooms, office hours and more. Instructors and students access Zoom through the course navigation button in a Canvas course.

How can I use Zoom in teaching?

  • Conduct real-time lectures for an online class (or as an alternative to coming to campus during inclement weather).
  • Bring in virtual guest speakers, either in an online class or a face-to-face class (send your guest speaker the link and log in during class time).
  • Have students give presentations or perform demonstrations.
  • Have students gather in breakout groups during a session.
  • Have students respond to polls during a session.
  • Host virtual study sessions, virtual office hours or group meetings.

What is unique about Zoom?

  • Expand traditional classrooms with video communications to meet the needs of today‚Äôs students.
  • Increase student participation and learning retention with virtual and hybrid classrooms and microlearning.
  • Enhanced collaboration features such as one-touch content sharing, real-time co-annotation and digital whiteboarding.
  • Record classes and lessons to allow students to learn at their own pace.
  • Ensure that everyone can participate equitably with closed captioning and keyboard shortcuts.

Technical requirements

Zoom requires a program download to your computer. Zoom will run in your web browser and on almost any internet connection. View complete information at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023.

Modified on: Tue, Oct 24, 2023 at 9:17 AM

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