• Zoom

    How to Require Authentication for Zoom Meetings

    Faculty may wish to restrict access to Zoom class meetings by permitting only users with with a trinity.edu Zoom account to join. This ensures that no one from outside Trinity College can join, even if they know the meeting’s passcode. To enable this feature: Go to trincoll.zoom.us and sign in to manage your account. Choose “Settings” on the left menu. Scroll down through the Security section to “Only authenticated users can join meetings.”Set the toggle from gray to blue (from left to right). When you create or edit a meeting, you can now choose “Only authenticated users can join” in the meeting options. By default, you should see “Trinity College…

  • How-To,  Zoom

    Quick Start Guide for Zoom Participants

    This guide contains basic tips for meeting participants, such as a students. To Join a Zoom Meeting Click on the link in the email invitation, or in your Moodle course. You may then be prompted to download and install the Zoom app or a browser plugin. Follow the instructions, and then select if you would like to connect audio and/or video, and then click Join. Some courses may require you to be a Trinity authenticated user, so it is recommended to authenticate your Zoom account by going to https://trincoll.zoom.us and signing in with your trincoll credentials. Note on multiple devices in a physical classroom: When there are multiple devices in…

  • How-To,  Remote Instruction Best Practices,  Tools,  Zoom

    Making Zoom Work for You

    In this post I want to take it a step further and talk about how to make the most of your synchronous time with your students in zoom. If you are new to Zoom and looking for zoom basics, guidance on creating meetings, navigating the interface, using Zoom with Moodle, or securing your room from Zoombombers we have other posts for those. Contents: Establishing norms and expectations for discussionsUsing the Chat featureStudent video – on or off?Managing multiple windows and what your students seePolling and Breakout RoomsMore resources Establishing norms for online discussions: One of the most important things you can do right at the start of the semester is…

  • How-To,  Tools,  Zoom

    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…

  • Uncategorized,  Zoom

    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,…