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Training sessions for the Zoom Web Conferencing system to prepare instructors to teach during the Fall 2020 semester. These sessions will be held in Zoom and will focus on best practices and ways to configure Zoom to support a variety of different teaching modalities, including full online courses and dual mode or Hy-Flex mode.

Session Descriptions

Zoom Basics (60 Minutes)

This session provides an overview of the Zoom web conferencing system. No previous experience with Zoom or web conferencing is required. This session is for those who are just starting out with Zoom or those that need a general overview. Topics covered will include:

  • Accessing Zoom
  • Joining a Zoom meeting
  • Microphone and camera settings
  • Zoom roles
  • Screen sharing
  • Recording a Zoom meeting
  • Creating a Zoom meeting
  • Account configuration

Zoom Basics Handout (MS Word Format)

Zoom Basics Handout (PDF Format)

Advanced Features in Zoom (60 Minutes)

This session is for more advanced users of the Zoom web conferencing system. In this session we will cover the following topics:

  • Accessing Zoom in Blackboard
  • Managing chat during a meeting
  • Host vs. co-host roles
  • Advance video settings
  • Advanced screen sharing options
  • Adding a poll to Zoom
  • Closed captioning during a meeting
  • Adding captions to a recording
  • Managing your recordings

Zoom Breakout Rooms and Group Work (60 Minutes)

This session goes into detail about how to use the Zoom breakout rooms to support group work with your meeting participants. Attendees should be familiar with the basics of Zoom before attending this session. Topics covered include:

  • Enabling breakout rooms for your meeting
  • How to setup your breakout groups
  • Responding to requests for help from a breakout group
  • Messaging breakout groups
  • Recording breakout groups
  • Limitations of breakout groups
  • Best practices for using breakout groups

Web Conferencing Discussion (60 Minutes)

This meeting is intend for users that have experience teaching with any web conferencing software and are considering how to best deploy live web conferencing tools as part of their course meeting for Fall 2020. This session will be a facilitated conversation with instructors looking for advanced techniques and new ideas to implement in remote, blended, and hy-flex classes.

If you are joining this session, please expect to contribute by describing your techniques, strategies, and experiences using web conferencing tools in an pivot from face-to-face to online teaching.

Zoom Basics

Wednesday, June 24

2:00 – 3:00 PM


Thursday, July 2

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Monday, July 6

1:00 - 2:00 PM


Tuesday, July 14

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Monday, July 20

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Thursday, July 30

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Wednesday, August 5

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Thursday, August 131:00-2:00 PM
Friday, August 2111:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 252:00 - 3:00 PM

Advanced Features in Zoom

Tuesday, June 30

9:00 - 10:00 AM


Thursday, July 9

10:00 - 11:00 AM


Friday, July 17

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Tuesday, July 21

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Monday, July 27

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Friday, August 7

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Wednesday, August 1210:00 - 11:00 AM
Thursday, August 2012:30 - 1:30 PM
Friday, August 2811:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Zoom Breakout Rooms and Group Work

Friday, June 26

10:00 - 11:00 AM


Wednesday, July 1

1:00 - 2:00 PM

No Recording

Wednesday, July 15

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Tuesday, July 28

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Tuesday, August 4

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Monday, August 1011:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 182:00 - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, August 263:00 - 4:00 PM


Please register to participate in any session by completing the registration form. Registrants will receive an email containing a link that will be used to host the sessions in Zoom.  The same link will provide access to all of the Zoom training sessions. This page will be updated as future sessions are scheduled. 

To request accommodations, please contact Michael Morrison at at least two days before the scheduled date of your session.



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