Zoom is the recommended video-conferencing tool at Duke for holding live class sessions and online office hours. Zoom supports a variety of pedagogies including active learning, lectures, discussion and group work.

When using Zoom for meetings, keep in mind the following three things: make sure basic requirements are met for presenters and attendees (see Zoom Support); schedule around time zone differences when scheduling synchronous session; and include presentation guidelines for students in your course syllabus.

You can also pre-record videos using Zoom. Zoom is appropriate for short videos that don’t need editing, although if you have Cloud Record enabled you can adjust the playback range of your video (i.e., where your video begins to play and where it ends). Using Zoom’s cloud recording and screen sharing features, you can create video lessons that show your slide presentation or other materials from your computer screen. Zoom does not have the ability to edit out mistakes, which means short (i.e., five to eight minute) videos, which you can re-record, work best; playback range only trims the beginning and end of videos, and it does not not truly edit videos. For more on how to effectively use Zoom breakout rooms in your virtual classroom, please see Building Better Breakout Sessions.

Zoom Resources
Managing Breakout Rooms
Create and share a screen recording in Zoom
Automatic Recording
Tools and options for using screen annotations and handwriting
Automatically Transcribe Cloud Recordings
Zoom tutorial videos
Recommended Zoom Settings for Office Hours and Classes 
Sharing Video in Zoom
Accessible Options with Zoom
Cloud Recording Playback for Zoom (Playback range instructions)
Automated Transcriptions in Zoom
Zoom Event Production: Presenter’s Guide
Zoom Event Production: Technical Production Guide
Zoom Event Production: Event Coordinator’s Guide
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