All UMW classrooms are equipped with a computer and AV system, but also include a webcam and document camera that can be useful if you want or need to have a Zoom session where some students are present in the classroom and some are remote. Some practice and preparation is helpful in having a successful Zoom session in your classroom.
What You Will Need #
- A UMW Zoom account. This guide tells you how to setup your account.
- A basic understanding of Zoom. These guides provide a good overview.
- Knowledge of what to do if you encounter a Zoombomber.
- Practice time to get comfortable with this technique.
The Steps to Follow #
The steps outlined here utilize the computer and webcam already installed in a classroom. Using your own laptop would be a different process that might require other steps not covered here.
Starting a Zoom Meeting in a Classroom
- Turn on the AV system and select the computer source using the touch panel.
- Log into the computer using your NetID and password (this will save some settings for Zoom so you don’t have to reset them every time).
- Launch Zoom using the icon on the desktop.
- Sign in to your Zoom account using the SSO (Single Sign On) option, NOT the email option. If Zoom asks you for the SSO domain, enter “umw-sso”
- Open your Zoom meeting and check these settings:
Video: Choose the VDO360 2SEE camera. This is the webcam on top of the monitor in most classrooms. If your classroom is different and/or you can’t get an image of yourself for Zoom, contact the Help Desk at 540-654-2255 for assistance.
Audio: Choose the VDO360 2SEE microphone. You can leave the speaker setting as-is.