VIDEO CONFERENCING

Zoom is temporarily lifting the 40-minute time limit on free Basic accounts for schools affected by the Coronavirus. Here's how to get access Zoom for your school.

Zoom Support: Tutorials, Videos, and Online Support from Zoom: HERE

FREE Remote Teacher Training Webinars demonstrating how to adapt teaching practices and curriculum to a live video chat classroom led by Outschool’s experienced teachers who have transitioned from in-person to online teaching.

The dropdown menus below contain helpful links to videos, tutorials, and other resources for Zoom Video Conferencing.

Getting Started

  1. Register/Sign-up - It's FREE: https://zoom.us/signup

*With the free subscription you can host up to 100 participants and hold an unlimited number of meetings. You can also receive Online Support, if needed, from Zoom.

  1. Getting Started on Windows and Mac or a Chromebook

  2. Zoom Online Manual (web, The Writing Barn)

  3. All About Zoom (recorded webinar, Zoom, 2019)

Setting up a "Meeting"

Video: How do I schedule meetings for my classes? - Zoom Video and Text Tutorials

Video: Host and Co-Host Controls in a Meeting - Zoom Support

Privacy and Security - UPDATED 4/14/20

Securing your Zoom Meetings - pdf, Zoom Support

Best Practices for Securing Your Virtual Classroom - Zoom Support Blog, Mar 31, 2020

Security Toolbar Icon for Hosts, Meeting ID No Longer Displayed - Zoom Support Blog, Apr 08, 2020 - NEW!

Zoom Features

Video: Recording the Session - Zoom Support (01:05)

Video: Share your Screen - Zoom Support (00:37)

Article: Mute and Unmute all - Zoom Support

Video: Getting Started with Breakout Rooms - Zoom Support (02:49)

Breakout Rooms

Guidance for Students

Accessibility

Closed Captioning - Capture every word said with closed captioning. Zoom integrates with 3rd party closed captioning providers through our Closed Captioning REST API. (Video and Tutorial, Zoom Support)


Keyboard Shortcuts - Accomplish all major workflows with ease using a keyboard. Zoom supports Keyboard Shortcuts for easy navigation of Zoom features.


Automatic Transcripts - Facilitate your understanding with automatic transcripts. Transcripts are automatically generated and synchronized to make it easy to search and review meetings recordings.


Screen Reader Support - Use Zoom without a screen. We follow the latest accessibility standards to ensure that the product is fully accessible to the latest screen readers.

Tips and Tricks