Using Zoom to Prepare Synchronous Content

WHAT IS ZOOM?

As The New School's video conferencing platform, Zoom provides high-definition, interactive collaboration tools and telephone conferencing to use for teaching your classes remotely. Zoom makes holding live (synchronous) classes and remote class meetings possible.

SEE IN THIS PAGE:

- Instructions for accessing and logging into Zoom

- Updated security information regarding Zoom

- Zoom usage guides and easy-to-follow demo videos

- Important information about student privacy and recording Zoom class meetings

ACCESSING AND LOGGING INTO ZOOM

You can access and launch Zoom directly from my.newschool.edu using your Single Sign-On credentials.

When you log into my.newschool.edu, you’ll see a menu in the top-right of your screen next to your profile photo. If you click on that menu, a list of apps opens up. In that list, you'll find the Zoom application.

Or, you can access Zoom directly at newschool.zoom.us.

Special Note Regarding “Zoombombing”

Please note that as of 6:00pm EST on April 3rd, all New School Zoom accounts will require passwords to access meetings. When scheduling a Zoom meeting, a password will be generated along with the meeting link. See the below video on "How to Schedule a Zoom Meeting" - at 2:00 minute mark - for specific instructions.

When creating a new meeting in Zoom, a meeting link (URL) will be generated. This long link HAS THE PASSWORD EMBEDDED so students need only click on the link to enter the meeting. Please communicate this link and meeting time with your students, ideally by sending a Canvas message. You could also use email or a calendar invitation.

If you had a meeting invitation created before 6pm on April 3rd, you may choose to reschedule the meeting to benefit from the new account settings, or simply edit the meeting to add a password. In this instance you will have to inform your students of the separate password so they may enter it to access the meeting.

By taking a few important steps, you can be confident that Zoom meetings will be safe without interruptions by external individuals. Please see this brief guide that explains key precautions you can take to further secure your Zoom class meetings. And this video available below on this page has a clear demonstration of these security and privacy settings.

QUICK LINKS FOR USING ZOOM

- The basics of running a Zoom class meeting

- How to share your screen to students

- How to create breakout rooms during meeting

- How to use a whiteboard during a meeting

TUTORIAL VIDEOS FOR USING ZOOM

WhyTeachSynchronouslyUsingZoom.mp4

Why Teach Synchronously Via Zoom

We explain the benefit of using Zoom to teach synchronously.

Faculty Signing Into Zoom.mp4

Logging Into Zoom

We walk through how to access and log into Zoom.

Faculty Scheduling and Starting a Zoom Meeting v2.mp4

How to Schedule and Start a Zoom Meeting

We walk through how to schedule and start a Zoom meeting.

ZoomClassTips.mp4

Tips for Teaching on Zoom

We offer some tips for holding an effective synchronous Zoom meeting.

Faculty Using Zoom to Make a Video.mp4

Using Zoom to Record a Video

We walk you through how to use Zoom to record a lecture.

Faculty Recording Meetings with Students and Considerations.mp4

Recording a Live Zoom Meeting

We explain how to record a live Zoom meeting and what you should consider before doing so.

Faculty Ensuring Secure Zoom Class Meetings v2.mp4

Ensuring Secure Zoom Class Meetings

By taking a few important steps, you can be confident that Zoom meetings will be safe without interruptions by external individuals broadcasting inappropriate content.

See the "SUPPORT" page in this site to get help using Zoom for your class.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON STUDENT PRIVACY AND RECORDING ZOOM MEETINGS

Recording Synchronous Lectures, Seminars and Studios - Spring 2020