• Tips for Presenting on Zoom

    Prep for your Zoom presentation with the tips below, including screen sharing advice, audio and video considerations, and general presentation guidelines. Before You Share Move your laptop up onto a book so the camera is level with your face. If you’re using headphones, be aware that wired mics can cause background noise as you talk if you move the cable. Depending on your device and operating system, you may have to give Zoom access to screen recording to share your screen. Consider sharing just your PowerPoint application rather than your entire desktop. If you plan to share a video or audio clip, make sure you check the boxes to share…

  • Track Attendance with Zoom

    To check attendance after a Zoom meeting, first login to your web profile (trincoll.zoom.us). Next, choose Reports in the left hand menu, and select the Usage option. Now, you can find your meeting (adjust the date range at the top if needed). There should be a blue number listed in the Participants column for that meeting. If you click on the number, it will open a Meeting Participants list of everyone who attended. By default, this list is a complete log of Zoom accounts that joined, left, and rejoined the meeting. Therefore, students may appear on the list multiple times if they left and rejoined the meeting. You can check…

  • Exploring literature with Historypin

    This semester, students in Sarah Bilston’s Victorian Short Fiction class read a Charles Dickens short story, “The Bloomsbury Christening,” which follows the irascible Mr. Nicodemus Dumps on a trek through Victorian London. Then, with help from their professor and RIT staff, students used a digital tool to create a map of the character’s journey. In the digital humanities, scholars use technology to engage with history, literature, and the arts. Digital humanities assignments and projects also expand the possibilities of undergraduate scholarship; they invite students to explore texts in new ways, to relate personally to course material, and to gain experience writing for a public audience. For this digital humanities assignment,…

  • Hosting Office Hours in Zoom

    Personal Meeting Room Zoom allows you to schedule an unlimited number of meetings, but having different meeting IDs for both class time and office hours can lead to a long, confusing list. One alternative to hosting office hours or advising appointments in Zoom is that you can use your Personal Meeting Room. This is a virtual meeting room permanently reserved for you. You can share the Personal Meeting ID or Personal Link with your students, along with the times when you will be there, and they can join your Personal Meeting Room any time it is in use. Below are instructions for accessing your Personal Meeting Room using the Zoom…

  • Zoom

    Zoom is a video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client; a web client; and a mobile app. It is the preferred tool for synchronous instruction. Materials from January 20, 2022 workshop Powerpoint slides, including links to resources Videorecording of workshop Teaching with Zoom Integrating Zoom into your Moodle course site Making Zoom work (for instructors) – Polling, Breakout rooms and more Use breakout rooms for small-group discussions Using Zoom for Office Hours Tips for presenting on Zoom Sharing and Viewing Zoom Recordings Track Attendance with Zoom A slide deck on Zoom from a TA point-of-view. Zoom security: Securing your meeting and preventing Zoombombing Choosing whether to require authentication for…