- Calling on students in turn ("Going around the room"): use the participant list and call on students in alphabetical order.
- Use breakout rooms for small discussions or group-work time.
- Using Breakout Rooms During the Zoom Meeting (written instructions plus 3-minute video).
- Allow Students to Self-Select Breakout Rooms and Move Freely Between Rooms.
- Advanced users only: Pre-assigning Breakout Rooms.
- Instruct students to raise their hands as they would in a physical classroom using the nonverbal feedback options.
- Participants with raised hands will show at the top of the Participants list in the order in which they raised their hands. Use this order to call on students, and lower their hand afterward so you remember that you called on them.
Assessment and Feedback
- Use polls for formative assessment checks and/or to gather student feedback (refer to Using Zoom in Canvas and Blackboard for instructions on creating polls and downloading poll reports in Canvas/Blackboard).
- Ask students to use the nonverbal feedback options to provide yes/no answers, tell you to slow down, etc.
Sharing and Co-Creating Content
- Using Screen Share & Annotation for Education (5-minute video)
- Share your screen and co-annotate with students on the Whiteboard or on any shared screen.
- Create and share Google documents or Google slides during the Zoom meeting to allow the class or student groups to synchronously co-create content.
- How to Screen Share Slides Without Students Seeing Your Notes (LSA videos)
- Teaching Remotely: Instructor Resources - Resources for Teaching Tools (LSA), including Make an At-Home Document Camera
- GSIs and IAs can be made co-hosts of the meeting to help you manage the classroom, admit students from the waiting room, assist students in breakout rooms, and more.
- Zoom Meetings can accommodate up to 300 participants. If your class has more than 300 students, you will need to request a Zoom Webinar license.
- Zoom Webinars include a handy Q&A feature to collect questions from your class and display answers to all students.
- Zoom Webinars do not have a Breakout Room feature.
- Learn more about the differences between Meetings and Webinars
- Become a Zoom Webinar expert