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Zoom - Guide for Students
Zoom Guide for Students
Zoom can also be used for many things outside of class:
- Meet with group members for projects and assignments
- Work on homework with classmates
- Record a presentation
- Schedule online tutoring
- Host a meeting for a club or organization
What devices can I use Zoom on?
- Laptop/desktop computer (Windows/Mac) – recommended
- Tablet (Apple iOS, Android)
- Smartphone (Apple iOS, Android) – not recommended for class
Let’s get started with a YouTube video by Zoom, just for students - Zoom EDU: Zoom for Students
Step by Step Guide to Using Zoom for Class
The following is a listing of articles to help you getting the most out of your NDSU Zoom account. The FIRST, most important step, is to Activate your account.
- Activate your account: Zoom - Activate Your NDSU Zoom Account
- Download and install the Zoom desktop client on your computer or mobile device.
- Check to make sure your Zoom desktop client is updated - Update Zoom Desktop Client
- Add your profile picture: Zoom - Personalize Your Account
- Zoom - Preparing for and Joining Your Zoom Class Meeting
- Download the Zoom Client
- What equipment do I need?
- Test camera and microphone – best camera angle, audio
- Log in early
- Navigating the different Zoom features and tools available – Zoom - Navigating different features and tools available
- Raise hand feature
- How to use chat
- Watch your instructor’s screen and share yours
- Annotate and mark on the screen
- Chat with the whole class or individuals
- Write on the whiteboard
- Breakout Rooms are group sessions that are split off from the main Zoom class meeting. You can meet in smaller group and re-join the main class when the designated time is up or the work is completed. Breakout rooms include audio, video, chat and sharing features.
- Breakout sessions can be recorded (if allowed) to your local computer. The recording is not a part of the main class session recording.
- For more information on entering, asking for help, and leaving breakout sessions go to the Zoom Help Center, Participating in Breakout Rooms
- Schedule your own meeting
- First step is to login to your Zoom account at the NDSU.Zoom.us webpage portal or open and login to your Zoom desktop client
- Scheduling your own meetings outside of class
- You don’t have to wait for class to start to use Zoom.
- You can use Zoom to:
- Reach out to your instructor for an office hour or meeting
- Meet with classmates about a project
- Ask questions
- Have discussions
- The Zoom Help Center includes multiple methods to schedule meetings Scheduling A Meeting
- Personal meetings are useful when starting an instant meeting, Personal meeting ID (PMI) and personal link