ZOOM for Teachers (2020 Aug)

Recording (CUHK Login needed)

Resources

Questions and answers

Q: I do not want to allow participants to share screen, or annotate on my shared screen. What can I do?

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Q: I would like to learn more about how to promote interaction during online classes. What should I do?

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Q: How to check if my video and audio are working in Zoom meetings?

Answer: 

  • Participants can check their audio before the meeting. For more: Zoom Help Center: Testing computer or device audio 
  • If needed, please switch to another device and access the meeting again to see if it helps. 

Q: Can I communicate with participants in waiting room?

Answer:

  • You can send message to the participants in waiting room. For more: Zoom Help Center: Waiting Room

Q: Can participants change their names during the meeting?

Answer: 

  • It depends on the option in "Security". By default, participants are allowed to rename themselves. For more: Zoom Help Center: In-meeting security options
  • Please also note that students can rename themselves on https://cuhk.zoom.us > "Profile" before joining the meeting.

Q: Should I set my Zoom meeting to "only authenticated users can join (CUHK only)" if I preassign the students using their @link.cuhk.edu.hk email address?

Answer:

  • You are suggested to do so, so that students have to sign-in with their CUHK email address, and can be assigned to the breakout rooms in the meeting

Q: If the students are assigned to different breakout rooms, does it mean they will stick to the same breakout room throughout the Zoom meeting?

Answer: 

  • Yes.
  • But you can also recreate breakout rooms (deletes existing breakout rooms and creates new ones). For more: Zoom Help Center: Managing Breakout Rooms

Q: What happens if the host checked the box of "video on" when scheduling a Zoom meeting?

Answer:

  • The host video will be on when joining the meeting. For more: Zoom Help Center: Scheduling meetings

Q: If there are two meetings in each week, is it necessary to set two different links for the Zoom meetings?

Answer: 

  • You can consider scheduling a recurring meeting. For more: Zoom Help Center: Scheduling meetings

Q: How to get students go back to the main room from breakout rooms in a Zoom meeting?

Answer:

  • Once you close the breakout rooms, students will go back to the main room
  • You can broadcast a message (reminder) to all breakout rooms before closing them
  • For more:  Zoom Help Center: Managing Breakout Rooms

Q: In different breakout rooms, can students of different groups write down some points on a sheet of paper at the same time and present their own groups' points later?

Answer:

  • Students can make use of other collaborative tools (e.g. OneDrive) for collaboration

Q: Can Zoom helps teachers take attendance?

Answer:

  • Yes. Please set your Zoom meetings as "only authenticated users can join (CUHK only)". Then participants are required to sign-in CUHK Login before joining the meeting.
  • You can get the report on https://cuhk.zoom.us. For more: Getting started with reports

Q: Any requirements for using virtual background in Zoom meetings?

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Q: What is Polling for Zoom meetings?

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