Educators can use the Zoom video conferencing tool for online synchronous teaching.
Functions to increase accessibility and active learning
- Record the session so you can upload it to Aula
- Add closed captions and download and share the audio transcription
- Breakout Rooms so students can work in smaller groups
- Sharing a whiteboard and annotating on a whiteboard so students can share and collaborate
- Screen sharing so educators can leverage dual coding and students can present
Functions for feedback and assessment:
- Polling to assess students and increase engagement
- Non-verbal feedback so students can ‘raise their hands’ without verbally interrupting. You can also request students add questions to the Zoom chat or the Aula feed and return to these at set points.
- There are limits to using Zoom for free. Check with your institution whether they have a licence.
- If you want tips on how to deliver over Zoom effectively, have a look at our article on delivery techniques for synchronous teaching or Zoom's Education help centre here
Need help? Zoom is a third-party tool (meaning it doesn’t belong to Aula). Please get in touch with Zoom’s support team or your institution’s support team for help.