Zooming into the Online Classroom

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The online classroom and the applications that make it possible are essential to the teaching and learning process, now more than ever. There are a number of tools that contribute to the online classroom, including the CLE, Media@UCSF and more. This help article collects resources and best practices related to teaching with Zoom, the video conferencing tool of choice at UCSF.

Zoom features for the online classroom:

  • Broadcast live lectures to a group of students, including screen sharing, video and text chat
  • Invite guest lecturers to present from off-site locations
  • Facilitate multiple breakout rooms for small groups within a single Zoom meeting
  • Record your screen, webcam, and audio to produce shareable video files
  • Deliver live webinars to very large audiences

Help guides and resources:

  1. Zoom website (COVID-19 resource page) - Help resources for educators teaching with Zoom, daily webinars, training videos, tips for working from home, gear recommendations and more.
  2. Zoom website (help center) - Collection of guides for all Zoom features and functions.
  3. UCSF School of Medicine Zoom Guides - Comprehensive collection of how-to guides for instructors and students, useful for all academic programs.
  4. UCSF IT Zoom product page - Guides and resources for getting started with Zoom at UCSF.
  5. UCSF ETS Zoom support - General information for using Zoom virtually or in UCSF classrooms.

Support contacts:

  1. Library - Learning Tech Group (LTG) - general questions related to academic uses of Zoom.
  2. UCSF IT - Zoom system management, help and technical support for all Zoom functions.
  3. Educational Technology Services (ETS) - general support for Zoom, including uses in brick-and-mortar mediated classrooms and conference spaces.
  4. SOM Technology Enhanced Learning (TEE / iRocket) - support for School of Medicine Bridges curriculum faculty, staff and students.
  5. SOP Office of Education and Instructional Services (OEIS) - support for School of Pharmacy instructors and students.

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