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Advanced Zoom

Things I Learned

at the 8-10-2020 workshop by Rebecca Slater

  • In the audience feedback (which is different from chatting and polling) you can clear all responses.
  • Polling
    • You can set up the polls ahead of time (when you schedule the meeting)
    • When you run the poll the host can see the % of responses.  There is a time counter that counts up.
    • You can share the results of a poll (after closed).
  • Use only authenticated uses. Requires them to log in with wiu email.  This is better for tracking students.
  • Term: the “Ribbon Menu”
  • To set up a meeting if you use zoom.us you have more options than using the app.
  • 4 ways to communicate (1) Just talk [can be cacophony] (2) Chat; (3) Audience feedback (open the chat and use the icons); (4) Reactions – in ribbon menu. Are removed after 5 seconds.
  • Breakout rooms
    • Can be pre-set (when you schedule the meeting) (or made on the fly)
    • Can be named (especially if they have different tasks)
  • Co-host can be set using the participants list. Co-host has all the power of the host (e.g., can start a poll).
  • Alternative host. Can be set when you schedule the meeting.  You have a host key that allows someone else (they have to have a pro zoom account) to host the meeting.
  • To see who is giving the audio feedback, look at the participant list and look at the microphone icon.
  • Classroom management possibility:
    • “Type your own name in the chat if you want to be called on.
    • Have a participant monitor the chat. Respond when they can and interrupt the host as needed.
  • You can pop out things. Main zoom window, participants, Chat.
  • You can have a reoccurring meeting and you can reuse a link. Also, once in the google calendar, you can repeat it in the google calendar.
  • Can share files (‘attachments’) in the chat.
  • Can change profile image.

Resources for Advanced Zoom Training

from Rebecca Slater (Western Illinois University)

Communication Features in Zoom:

Using Polling Feature in Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/213756303-Polling-for-meetings

Using Chat Feature in Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/sections/200258579-Chats

Using the Audience Feedback feature in Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115001286183-Nonverbal-feedback-during-meetings

Customization features in Zoom:

 Zoom plug-in for scheduling via Google Calendar: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zoom-scheduler/kgjfgplpablkjnlkjmjdecgdpfankdle?hl=en-US

How to use breakout rooms:


How to use the Zoom waiting room:


Password best practices/recommendations:


How to use the host key: