Zoom: Prepping Students

Checklist for Students Using Zoom Video Conferencing at ArtCenter

  1. Students need to download and test Zoom prior to first meeting.
    Download here: https://zoom.us/support/download
    Get started: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362033-Getting-Started-on-Windows-and-Mac
  2. Students must have personal computers to participate in class meetings. Mobile devices (cell phones, iPads, etc.) will be assessed.
  3. Students must use full names when entering Zoom meetings. This will be used for attendance purposes.
  4. Students must keep their cameras pointed toward their faces at all times. This will be used for class participation purposes.
  5. Students need to test out their computer’s cameras, microphones, and speakers prior to the first meeting.
    Testing Audio: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362283-Testing-Computer-or-Device-Audio
    Testing Video: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362313-How-Do-I-Test-My-Video-
    Troubleshooting Video Issues: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/202952568-My-Video-Camera-Isn-t-Working
  6. Students should access weekly Zoom meetings via link in DotED.
  7. Students should be prepared to participate during sessions just as if it was an in-person class meeting.
  8. Students should be prepared to share their own screens with other class participants.
    Sharing Screens: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362153-How-Do-I-Share-My-Screen-

Just like a classroom, it is important to establish etiquette and layout a framework for how you’d like students to engage within Zoom meetings. Below are 5 quick tips DTL recommends instructors pass along to incoming students:

  1. Log into Zoom Prior to Meeting Time
    Encourage students to set up their headsets, camera and / or microphones and to ensure that they are working properly 5 to 10 minutes before meetings.
  2. Check Video Background
    Remind students to be sure that their background is appropriate while sharing video, along with how their image is displayed to the rest of the class.
  3. Screen & Video Sharing 
    Let students know who is allowed to and/or responsible for the shared content.
  4. Request to Speak
    Explain how you want students to request an opportunity to speak. For example, raise a hand in front of webcam or submit a question via chat box.
  5. Text Chat Rules
    Set ground rules for use of text chat. Discourage “side conversations” that will distract students from the ongoing conversation. Explain what is and isn’t appropriate for them to post.