Zoom Beyond the Basics: Upping our Zoom Game
From Adam Cohen on February 24th, 2021
As the second semester of Blend-Flex teaching is underway, let’s take what we've learned so far and "up our Zoom game." Many of you have participated in Zoom and online teaching workshops before. If you did, in this session you will be able to go beyond the basics of student engagement and will have a chance to address issues that are pressing for you among colleagues. The purpose of this session is to review Zoom features that have become "tried-and-true" for many of us, as well as explore some new approaches to teaching through Zoom. If you are new to Zoom, it is recommended that you review the Zoom Basics workshop here: https://sharkmedia.nova.edu/media/1_grin0nw3; if you would like to review a more in-depth workshop on Best Practices in Teaching & Learning Online, you can review this workshop here: https://sharkmedia.nova.edu/media/1_6ju67o6n.
This session will be delivered online, using (you guessed it!) Zoom! 😊. Some topics discussed will include behaviors, and others have to do with the technical aspects of teaching and learning through Zoom. Some intended topics are outlined below, but we will also address the issues that attendees bring up:
Zoom Etiquette & Expectations Canvas course (HCAS Pilot)
Real-time interaction: How do you know your students didn’t walk away from your session? And what if they did?Recording your session or not? Is it mandatory?
Facing ongoing changes and challenges as educators are asked to do more with less: how to continue to focus on quality, new technologies, and more.
Teaching Science Labs in the Blend-Flex mode: Some success stories (Who said it can’t be done?)
Now that they are in Zoom, what? Beyond Polling, Google Docs to collaboratively compose a document, Screen Sharing, including Whiteboard use (even without a touch screen)
Zoom updates: Why are they important and how to keep your Zoom version updated: Pre-assigning Breakout Rooms, deploying pre-built polls versus building a poll spur of the moment, using “Settings” to help students focus (like turning off the chat feature, tailoring “View” options (fit all participants on one screen, etc.) & more!
In this session, we will:
- Exploring how to do improve online, virtual and hybrid teaching-and-learning in innovative and effective ways
- Network and share experiences with colleagues facing similar challenges, brainstorm, and share solutions
- Review trends in educational technology, best practices, and student engagement in the “New Normal”