Teaching with Zoom
NDSU uses Zoom web conferencing to support classes and meetings. This guide will help you getting set up with your NDSU Zoom license and teaching your Zoom class sessions.
Scheduling Your Zoom Class
After activating your account the next step in using Zoom as a delivery method for your course is to decide where to best place Zoom sessions. The recommendation is to create your class sessions in Blackboard. If already created in the Zoom web portal, import the session(s) into Blackboard. This provides students with a link to each of the class sessions and recordings within their Blackboard course site. When using the Zoom/Blackboard integration, all meetings and recordings can be managed from a central area in Blackboard. Instructors are able to schedule new meetings and students can join from a single link inside a Blackboard course. Detailed information on how to get started with scheduling your Zoom connections in Blackboard can be found here:
Preparing For Your First Class
Whether you are teaching using web conferencing during a whole or just part of a class, it is important to be prepared. The following resources are meant to provide ideas and best practices when teaching to students in a hybrid environment, using webconference software. The first resource contains ideas and checklists when preparing to teach in a hybrid environment to students both in class and remote. The second resource discusses webconference software more specifically and provides a thorough overview of the everything to know before your first class. Lastly, a Zoom specific page presents more detailed information on how to use this software in your classroom.
Webconferencing Best Practices
Security consideration are a critical component for every virtual meeting. Please use the following link to find a comprehensive overview of Zoom security settings.
This section contains some of the most frequently used tools inside of Zoom. Please click on the individual links to get more information.
Breakout Rooms are often used in class to allow groups of distance students to work collaboratively.
Screen Sharing is an important parts of most class connections, enabling the instructor to share the same content with in-person and distance students.
Sharing Sources in an Instrumented Classroom - Additional information on sharing all sources available in an instrumented classroom at NDSU in a Zoom connection.
Conducting Polls in meetings can be a great way to evaluate understanding and create engagement.
Zoom Attendee Report
Meeting Report - After your meeting is done, you can get a meeting report of all students who attended the call.
Zoom Class Recording
Class Recording - Information on how to record your class and how to access the recording afterwards.
Access Restrictions - Instructions on how to restrict access to your Zoom recording.
The following resources are meant to provide additional support to instructors teaching with Zoom.