Distance Learning Rooms

How to Use Zoom

You can use Zoom to both record and broadcast a lecture. The Zoom Client software is already installed in our new Distance Learning classrooms, but you will need to sign-in to your own Zoom account (if you do not have an account, visit the Zoom Account page on TigerTracks to request one).

Schedule a Meeting

  1. Open your Zoom client and sign in to Zoom.
  2. Click on the Schedule icon. This will open the scheduler window.
  3. Select your meeting settings.
  4. Here is a video to help with Zoom settings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhZW3iyXV9U

Click here for more help with Scheduling and Joining a Recurring Zoom Meeting.

Start a Scheduled Meeting and Invite Participants

  1. In the Zoom client, click Meetings.
  2. Under the Upcoming tab, select the meeting you want to start. Additional options will appear.
  3. Before clicking Start, you can copy the invitation link and share for others to join the meeting.
  4. Click Start.

Click here for more help with Scheduling and Joining a Recurring Zoom Meeting.

Use Controls within a Zoom Meeting

  1. Here is a video to help with all Zoom meeting controls:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=ygZ96J_z4AY&feature=emb_title

Share the Screen

  1. Click the Share Screen button located in your meeting controls.
  2. Select the screen you want to share. You can also choose an individual application that is already open on your computer, the desktop, a whiteboard, or a document camera.
  3. (Optional) Enable these features:
    • Check Share Computer Sound: If you check this option, any sound played by your computer will be shared in the meeting.
    • Check Optimize for full screen video clip: Check this if you will be sharing a video clip in full screen mode. Do not check this otherwise, as it may cause the shared screen to be blurry.
  4. Click Share.
    • Zoom will automatically switch to full screen to optimize the shared screen view. To exit full-screen, click Exit Full Screen in the top-right corner or press the Esc key.
    • To disable automatic full screen when viewing a shared screen, disable this option in your desktop client settings: Enter full screen automatically when a participant shares screen.
    • For more information about this, visit Zoom's support website for Screen Sharing.

Record a Meeting

  1. Start a Zoom meeting as the host.
  2. Click the option to Record.
  3. If there is a menu, select Record on this Computer.
  4. After the meeting has ended, Zoom will convert the recording so you can access the files.
  5. Once the conversion process is complete, the folder containing the recording files will open.

How to Use the AVer Document Camera

To use the Document camera with Sphere2 or Zoom:

  1. Make sure that the document camera is connected to the computer via the USB cable.
  2. Make sure that the switch ('e' on below image) on the right side of the document camera is swished to the left (PC CAM).
    • If you want to record a video directly to a USB drive, make sure that the switch ('e' on below image) on the right side of the document camera is switched to the right (USB Flash Drive).

How to Record a Lecture

To record to a USB drive, all you need to do is to plug in a USB drive and click on the record button on the document camera. To record to a computer using the document camera, you need to make sure that the switch ('e' on above image) on the right side of the document camera is swished to the left (PC CAM) then follow the documentation on the next section on how to use Sphere2 to record a video.

How to use Sphere2

This video is going to explain how to set up Sphere and learn more about its settings.

Sphere2 - How to Setup

This next video is about annotation tools and how to use them.

Sphere2 - Annotation

This video is going to explain how to use the recording function.

Sphere2 - How to Record a Video

This video will help you figure out how to use the document camera controls.

Sphere2 - Document Camera Controls

This video will explain how to capture an image using Sphere2.

Sphere2 - Capture