If you need to conduct your live classroom lecture or seminar discussion in a location other than the OISE building, you can do so virtually using Zoom.
Zoom allows for live discussion with your students. You can also share your computer screen, allow someone else to share their screen, run a poll/survey, allow for chat questions, create break-out groups, and record your session.
Requesting ZOOM Pro Licences at OISE
Note that you do not need a Zoom Pro licence to participate in Zoom classes as a student or guest. Only faculty and instructors, or anyone who will be scheduling and conducting classes online, will require one.
- Full-time faculty and staff: please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a ZOOM pro license
- Sessional faculty: please reach out to your Business Officer with a request
- Departmental Business officers: please provide a list of sessional faculty, along with an end date, and forward to email@example.com
Quick Tips When Hosting a Live ZOOM Session:
- Remember to record your live session for the benefit of students who are not able to connect live, or have connecting difficulties.
- Please ensure that any materials shown or shared in the live class session are also made available outside of the Zoom session (in Quercus or Pepper for example).
- Feaures in the Zoom toolbar during your meeting session:
- Mute / Unmute (microphone settings)
- Start / Stop Video (camera settings)
- Manage Participants
- including a feature to “mute all” of your participants if somone forgets to turn their microphone off.
- options to remove participants or assign a co-host
- Share Screen
- Share your entire screen to everyone, or just an appication (like powerpoint)
- Encourage or prevent participants from sharing their screen
- Breakout Rooms
Safety and Security Considerations When Using ZOOM
Please consult our ZOOM security page.
Additional Resources for Using ZOOM:
Before starting with Zoom, please review our OISE best practices guide and information on how to integrate Zoom with your Quercus course:
The Zoom website is a great source of how-to guides (including screen descriptions and short videos)
- Zoom Help Center
- (for example, Testing computer or device audio)
- Zoom support page for the current COVID-19 pandemic
- Student Tips for Participating in Online Learning – Zoom (pdf)
- Education Guide: Getting Started on Zoom (pdf)
- Tips & Tricks: Teachers Educating on Zoom (pdf)
- Webinars & Events offered by Zoom, including a Daily Demo for Educator’s titled ” An Educator’s Guide to Teaching over Zoom”