Zoom

Try "Ready-Set-Go" for Zoom Discussions

September 13, 2020

In a recent post on his blog, Agile Learning, Derek Bruff (Director of Vanderbilt's Center for Teaching) describes a technique for Zoom discussions called "ready-set-go." The basic idea is that an instructor poses a question, asks everyone to type a response in the chat window, but tells them wait until instructed to hit "return." After allowing time for everyone to type a response, the instructor says "ready, set, go" and students all hit return at the same time.

ATS Webinars July 27-31

July 29, 2020

Academic Technology Services is putting on a series of live webinars this week:

Upcoming Live Webinars - Week of July 27-31

Please register using the links below to attend a live webinar on the noted topic:

Zoom and Cybersecurity

April 07, 2020

Perhaps you've heard the stories of local city council meetings being disrupted by "zoombombing," or having uninvited guests show up to Zoom meetings. The link below contains useful tips for keeping your Zoom meetings secure.

 

Use Zoom? Here Are 7 Essential Steps You Can Take To Secure It

Article from Forbes outlining various measures you can take to prevent "Zoom-bombing" and secure your meetings.

 

Tips for Better Video from Home

April 06, 2020

As we adjust to life on screens, it might help to look for tips from videographers and vloggers who have had lots of experience with figuring out how make videos at home. In these videos, Hank Green ( Vlogbrothers) and Chris Nichols (DPReview) explain some easy tips for better video and Zoom sessions.

 

On Synchronicity

March 31, 2020

My plan for this quarter was to do everything asynchronously. I was going to pre-record mini-lectures for my courses, post them, and then have students respond and hold discussions in Canvas discussion forums. 

Zoom for New Users

March 26, 2020

https://www.wired.com/story/tips-for-using-zoom/

This article offers a relatively comprehensive overview of Zoom for new users. If you plan on teaching your course synchronously using Zoom, I would pay special attention to the "Stay Out of Trouble: Repel Pirates" section.