Zoom is a very popular platform and has lots of interactive features. It is also the most reliable platform for access from China.
Steps for getting started with Zoom:
For guidance, support information and full instructions on anything to do with Zoom see the following:
Chris Evans of the UCL Interaction Centre has recorded a series of youtube videos on Zoom for Teaching.
Check your Zoom account settings are correct for the way you wish the session to work. These can be set by logging into the web portal, clicking on Settings and going to the 'Meeting' tab. For example you may wish to:
Zoom has lots of interactive features that can be used creatively to provide active learning in training sessions. The following are links to guidance from Zoom:
Zoom Meetings has an integrated poll feature which is very easy to use. Polls are a great way to introduce interaction into a session
For auto-captions to be available in a Zoom meeting, they need to be enabled by the meeting host:
First ensure they are turned on in your account settings (this is the default at UCL):
Then, from within your Zoom meeting:
There are various personal settings that you or any participant can change for their own view by clicking on the little arrow on the CC LIve Transcript button:
In your Zoom settings you can allow attendees to save the chat, and you can also auto-save the chat transcript for hosts. This could be helpful:
For saving chats in a Zoom meeting, this needs to first be enabled by the meeting host's account settings:
For Zoom to automatically save your chat and store it locally on your computer:
After your event you can download reports, including a list of participants and results from any polls. Reports can be retrieved for the last 12 months with a search range of up to one month at a time.
This is useful for recording attendance figures for training statistics purposes.
Make sure you have already downloaded and installed the desktop app.
To sign in:
To check and install any updates:
Zoom will prompt you if an update is available. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the update.