What is Zoom?
Zoom is an online video conferencing tool offering a host of features that makes it ideal for an interactive learning experience. Zoom is a highly flexible and reliable tool that can be used in creative ways to enhance learning and teaching. For example, staff can:
- offer one-on-one and small group consultations
- share and annotate a reading or paper
- deliver a presentation and allow students to present
- poll students’ views or knowledge on a subject
- assign students into breakout groups for a collaborative activity
- meet with academics inside and outside UTS.
Take a look at this short video featuring Associate Professor Jason Harris from Law speaking about how using Zoom made his subject more interactive.
What is required?
- a good internet connection
- for audio, you will need speakers and a microphone
- for video, you will need a webcam.
- Hands-on training sessions “Zoom into the Future” on 15-Feb, and a follow-up online Q&A session on 26-Feb (see links above)
- AVS training sessions “How to use AV in the classroom, 5-Mar to 9-Mar (check futures.uts.edu.au/events)
- Setting up Zoom is simple, just follow our online resources for Zoom in UTSOnline, and the Zoom Meeting Guide.