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In this video, I show you inside the video platform called Zoom, and go into depth on what it offers.
The biggest advantage of using Zoom is that it provides excellent connection, which is especially advantageous if you have low bandwidth. Additionally, the use of the annotations when sharing a screen (to be used like a whiteboard) can make the lesson much more interactive.
One cool feature is that you can record your lessons, which are saved on your hard drive. You can schedule recurring lessons, add events to your calendar, use chat and have it sent to you, and there are many other features too.
The one drawback in my view is that a lot of your learners won't have heard of Zoom. This would mean having to help them with setting up.
Please let me know your thoughts below this video.
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Hi, I have a few questions: 1. Can you link zoom meeting on FB? 2. Can you use slides during zoom meeting and how? I want to launch my online personal growth class but I don't know how to start and what is the easiest software to use. Thank you so much! here is the email you can answer to : [email protected]
Hi. I have only one student who I teach via Skype, nevertheless, I installed zoom and followed your explanation. Got only the basic, cus there is a lot to learn yet. Anyway, do I need her to install zoom on her computer as well?
Hi there- do you have a video on effectively using the zoom platform for your student? I am an older teacher, with lots of experience teaching, but I need extra help to use Zoom- i understand the basics but get tripped up in minimizing / maximizing, as well as using power points or other visuals when so much is already going on?
Thanks. I'm curious, how did you record the whole youtube video and then start zoom or was this whole thing a recorded zoom session. Thanks for the video. I watched a recorded Python programming lesson this weekend that was done with Zoom and decided I would give it a go. I don't do training per se but I do help others on my team configure software and more. Zoom seems helpful.
I have been looking for people I can practice teaching on Zoom. I am about to start teaching Mathematics online. Is there a video which you talk about how to request people who are familiar with Zoom app to practice with? May you kindly advise.
Hello, Jack...thanks for the informative video on using Zoom. Question...can I incorporate a camera with Zoom in order to show what I am talking about? I am thinking about a document camera. Would that be a matter of sharing your screen?
Hi, Just a small question from me. Is it possible to view 3 or 4 four screens of the students if I am using Zoom to conduct lessons. I understand I can share my screen with them . If I share all those screen of them to view them on my screen and zoom when I like to see the individual screen of anyone of them, how I can do it . Please explain. Kind Regards Gav
Hello Jack. I have ZOOM instaled on my IPAD and the setting options are very reduced. I also have de pro version on my PC, but the thing is that I need to use my tablet for my workshop of handmade soap holding by my telecopic arm. Could you make a tutorial about the app version?. I cant find the way to recorder my classes. Greetings from Spain.Thank you very much.
Hi Jack, thanks for a video. I have a query: I have a classroom of students and I want to invite guest lecturers to deliver web lectures to my students. I can't have them install any software. Is it possible for them to engage the lecture using some sort of web plugin? The far end lecturer will require video,audio and a whiteboard, how can we make this possible?
Hi Jack - very informative video! I'm advising colleagues on which system to use to deliver an online course - Zoom looks like a real contender, but how would it handle things like breakout rooms? For example if you divided your learners into groups and told them to go away and do something then report back - how might Zoom handle this? Hope you can help..!
Hi Simon - I know your question is directed at Jack but felt I had to respond as I already know the answer to that one. You can devide the class into as many groups as you like. You can then choose the participants for each group or let Zoom choose them randomly. Then, you can set a time limit for the group. You can also message everyone in the groups, to remind them that their time is nearly up, for example.
Thanks There:) I'm local English teacher and I've been looking for an app like to present this idea of not having to always meet in person. I'm extremely happy the free account holds so many features. I haven't yet played with it. Today's date is 06-12-16. The whiteboard is what really calls my attention. I often use worksheets from HANDOUTSONLINE. I imagine I won't have a problem uploading them and using them along the whiteboard.
Newbie here:) thanks for the sopport :) Leonel from Spain
Hello! I currently use Skype, but have to use a third party software to project separate camera angles for my students. I'm not sure this other software is doing the job because of audio/video lag. I didn't see you mention anything about multiple screen usage. Does Zoom provide ? Thanks so much
Been watching your video and been teaching English on-line with SKYPE for the about 3 months. I certainly see some possibilities with ZOOM and is obviously the next step for me.
Something that I would like to do is import the writing assignment of my student to the platform, copy and paste it to another Word Perfect file. With the two copies side by side, I can then start making then make the necessary corrections on the second copy while at the same time explaining why I am making them.
Do you have a video link that explains how I can do this? Thanks Phil
can I create a power point presentation and share it with my students through screen share? Also, when I schedule, do I schedule a group meeting or webinar if I want to teach classes. What is the difference. In my class I do want some interaction from student. Thanks
hi, thanks... I have a question, if I share my screen (I have only tried this once) showing the students a video with a song, they cannot hear the song if I have my earphones on. When I unplug my earphones they can hear the song, I assume through my built-in mic, but it is bad quality or too quiet. Is there a way to show a video and get good sound? Many thanks for your help.
thanks for the tutorial I hope you're still following these comments. I have to get set up tonight for a meeting tomorrow and I'm not sure what Hardware I need.
I need a webcam and I already have a headset with microphone I don't know if that will work. Somebody suggested h2n recorder that I think he uses in conjunction with his phone to make a microphone but I'm a little confused about that part.
will the microphone in the webcam work? Thank you !
Thanks Jack for the video. I'm just wondering whether there is a Chinese version of the software? It would be good if there is so that I can use it for my students from China. Would be great if the annotation feature will allow Chinese texts input.
Thanks Jack…your instructions are very helpful. I am working with women around the world and feel transitioning to Zoom will allow for greater interaction. Love the screen sharing and that I can chat individually with participant's, even as others are muted.
Thanks to jack I have been using Zoom since I followed the link from his email link to this review. I had a chat with Zoom not so long ago and they are currently working on an update to the annotation toolbar that will include text (typing) feature soon. It keeps getting better.
+Teaching ESL Online Thanks for responding. Do you happen to know that when doing a webinar and screen sharing, if a video is played on the computer, how would the audio go through assuming an external microphone is connected for me to speak? Is there an option that the audio is automatically switched to the video and then back to the microphone when the video stops?
Hey Jack, thanks for another useful vid - i will definitly use zoom!. constructive critisism - your link to your website is under the streamline - it's not comfy to get to it. and the subscribe button is so small it looks like a joke or a bug of some sort - annoying. thanks
+Lizette Reyes I DID IT!!! I had to uninstall the 3ivx one … this was the options to try if anyone is having issues on their Mac. I could share the screen but the camera was not allowing me to do that split screen … thanks I hope this helps anyone having issues :) Delete any of the following files:Sonix SN9C201 WebCam.component Sonix SN9C102p WebCam.component DesktopVideoOut.component VideoGlide.component 3ivxVideoCodec.component
I have used it in the past when I was doing group lessons, and I'm thinking about using it for webinars and recording interviews. The free package is sufficient for 99% of teachers; if you have a group lesson that lasts more than 40 minutes, you would need to upgrade.
Hi Jack. I use this all the time. It isn't a drawback with the students not knowing because when you open zoom at the teacher end, the URL meeting link is automatically put into your clipboard. Just paste this into the skype chat and send a message saying your lesson is now starting - please click this link. 30 seconds later the student is in the room. It takes a bit longer the first time but after that it's no problem. I have had customers on skype keep dropping out - zoom them and the problem goes away.
Thanks Ian. It is pretty simple to get started with Zoom, but certain students would need a bit of a push to use it. One other thing about it not being well known is that "English by Zoom" is not exactly searched for, therefore it would be difficult to get organic search this way. But... this shouldn't stop people from utilizing the platform.
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