Zoom is a ubiquitous tool, and it can be employed very effectively for synchronous sessions. However, it's not ideal for all learning scenarios. This page will give you tips for ensuring success if you feel Zoom is your best option for supporting a course while protecting student privacy.
When you are setting up a Zoom meeting, consider making a few tweaks to your settings to ensure the most seamless experience possible for both you as the host and your students as the meeting attendees. For a deeper dive into settings, check out Zoom's documentation here.
This guide outlines the functions of key settings for recording and sharing Zoom class sessions. Use the guide to make decisions about the settings you use.
Note that all Zoom recordings are automatically uploaded to the host's My Media page on UD Capture. Your recordings in My Media are only accessible to you, but you can set them to be accessible to others. Learn more about UD Capture sharing settings here.
When using Zoom for synchronous class sessions, it is important to try to replicate the privacy protections that students and instructors have in an in-person classroom environment, where discussions are not accessible to anyone outside of the class. Recordings should only be available to members of the class, but this standard can be hard to maintain because Zoom provides extensive capabilities to record and share meeting sessions. TALC recommends: