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Oct 10 2014

TEDx Explores Harmonic Tectonics

Oct 03 2014

NYIT Students Surpass the $1 Million Mark in Combined Earnings from Internships

Sep 24 2014

TEDxNYIT: Creating Harmony in a World Experiencing Tectonic Shifts

Sep 19 2014

Dynamic, Radical Solutions Needed: 2014 Cybersecurity Conference Highlights

Sep 19 2014

NYIT Engineering Professor Wins NIH Grant for Robotics Research

Oct 22 2014

“The Year of Turkey 2014” - The Heritage of Turkish Art: Opening Reception

Oct 23 2014

“The Year of Turkey 2014” - The Heritage of Turkish Art: Exhibition

Oct 23 2014

Relay for Life Interest Meeting

Oct 23 2014

Interdisciplinary Studies Career Panel

Oct 23 2014

Prep session for upcoming Hackaton by Juniper Networks/Comcast SDN Software Workshop and Competition

Roadmap to Zoom

As powerful and easy to use as Zoom is for teaching and learning, it can be difficult for instructors to determine how to best get started. To help, this Roadmap to Using Zoom at NYIT provides instructors interested in using Zoom five basic steps to follow to build a solid foundation before starting to use Zoom at its full capacity. It is aimed at providing a simple set of steps to follow using the available resources at NYIT as well as Zoom.

1. Go to Zoom at NYIT: www.nyit.edu/ctl/zoom

This is the service support website/hub for all NYIT users interested in using Zoom. It contains various materials geared to help all users get started with Zoom including: 

  • QuickStart Guides
  • Zoom Support
  • Help

"Based on my attendance records, the majority of my students will miss at least one class during a semester. With Zoom over the past few weeks, one student ZOOMed into class to participate for an hour during our group discussion time, it was her turn to lead, and one e-mailed me today asking if she could do the same. A third student is using the tool to record a screencast for her students in school. Zoom is a hit with me!"

Jim Martinez, School of Education

2. Sign In and Try it Out

After reviewing materials on the support site, you are ready to give Zoom a try. Simply click on the Login button visiting https://zoom.us/. For more information see Quckstart: Logging In (PDFVideo) and Zoom Features (web). See other quickstart guides. Refer to the support documents from the support site https://support.zoom.us if you need. Play around and start a video meeting and explore the features available to you. Some key features to try:

  • Screen share
  • Record the video (annotate while recording)
  • Invite others to join
  • Chat
  • Schedule a meeting for a later date. See Quickstart: Schedule a Meeting (PDF)

You will be up to speed on to use Zoom in no time. Your next stop will be to investigate how you would like to use it.

3. Review Examples

Think about the various learning opportunities that may match up for what you do in and outside the classroom. Activities such as:

  • long-distance communication in real time up to 25 students/participants at a time (for enhanced, blended, fully online courses).
  • host review sessions with students e.g. record the session for students (25 maximum) to playback the review again or for the ones who miss it and share on Blackboard. 
  • screen capture your lectures and upload them to Blackboard (for review prior to class), annotate you video while recording.
  • enable class collaboration, peer discussion, content presentation (students can do mini presentations in real time and give mouse and keyboard control to each other). 
  • use Zoom for virtual office hours to meet with individual students.
  • connect with your students while they participate in internships and externships. 
  • bring a guest speaker to present and interact with your students. 
  • engage and collaborate with our students virtually and make your blended and online classes feel more dynamic.
  • create a recurring meeting link, post in on Blackboard and students can schedule study groups online

4. Try it out!!

If you think Zoom may be a good fit for your teaching, consider dropping in for a quick conversation with CTL staff or speak to your colleagues about Zoom.

Please contact us directly:

5. Design It

At this point, you are ready to design your Zoom experience. As you do, here are a few things to remember: 

  • Keep up with the latest Zoom news
  • Keep your learning objectives in mind and develop rubrics

If you feel you need help, please stop by the CTL. Please contact us directly. Once you have learned the basics of how to use Zoom, the next challenge is often how to apply its unique capabilities to teaching and learning for your needs. 

While this is the last step in the Roadmap for getting started, it certainly is not the end of your experience. Hopefully, you will continue on to create, deliver, and assess your Zoom activities with your students.