• Live Transcripts in Zoom Meetings

    Today, Zoom released a new accessibility feature for all Education users: The ability to have live transcriptions / subtitles during a meeting. We have enabled this a default, so anyone with a Trinity College-provided Zoom account can have subtitles in any meeting. There are a few actions you need to take: Update your version of the app (should be on 5.5 or later) Every time you start a meeting where subtitles/transcripts might be useful, you’ll need to start them. To do so, click on the Live Transcripts button: Then click “Enable Auto-Transcription”: That’s it! Everyone in your meeting (who has a current Zoom client) should have access to the subtitles/transcripts.…

  • A guide to Zoom for TAs

    Some faculty members may have TAs who are helping with Zoom, either in remote or hybrid classes. Cait Kennedy has made a presentation that may help the TAs feel more comfortable in this role, or at least grasp more fully what the possibilities are. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

  • Zoom Interlopers

    Earlier this week, I wrote about some strategies to address disruptive behavior in Zoom. Yesterday, Zoom took action, changing all K-12 and higher education accounts to make the default behavior “screen sharing by host only.” You can always allow students to screen share once the class has started. Also, several members of the Trinity community (faculty & students alike) have noted the presence of interlopers in classes, some of whom have been disruptive. If you are experiencing this, we think we have a setting change that will improve it. Go to https://trincoll.zoom.us and click on the “Settings” menu on the left. Scroll down until you see the “Waiting Room” setting,…

  • Addressing Some Problematic Zoom Behavior

    While many faculty who use Zoom have reported good experiences in their classes, there have a been a few instances of undesirable behavior, most of which can be addressed by changing a few settings. There are a number of steps you can take that will limit unwanted behavior. They range from preventing unauthorized people from entering your Zoom meeting to limiting what can be done once participants are in the meeting. The first step is to make sure your Zoom application is up to date. Zoom has released numerous updates in the last few weeks. If you get prompted to update you should install it immediately. If you want to…

  • Support Over Spring Break for Remote Instruction

    As part of a broader effort to intensify social distancing on campus, support over spring break now needs to happen online. Here are the details: Virtual Drop-In Hours To join the drop-in sessions, simply visit: https://trincoll.zoom.us/my/rit.trinity (You don’t need a Zoom account to do so; although you can learn more about getting one here: https://edtech.domains.trincoll.edu/zoom/ Monday, March 16: 10am – 5pm Tuesday, March 17 – Friday, March 20: 9am – 5pm Workshops Monday, March 16 10am – 11am Recording a Lecture (Narrated PowerPoints; Kaltura Capture): https://trincoll.zoom.us/j/602337608 11am – 12pm Moodle 1: Getting Started from Scratch: https://trincoll.zoom.us/j/926139681 2pm – 3pm: Videoconferencing for Remote Instruction (“Zoom Basics”): https://trincoll.zoom.us/j/796023839 3pm – 4pm Zoom…