To help you use Zoom more effectively, Caroline Ennion shares the learning and top tips gleaned from a virtual training course delivered by Georgina Wilson from Businesses Under Development (BUD).
The recording of the course is here.
Slides for the course: Facilitating using Zoom.
You do not have to have Zoom to participate in a Zoom meeting, so it is very accessible.
Basic features of Zoom are free, you can upgrade for a variety of features, paying monthly – see Pricing
What can Zoom do?
- create a Waiting Room for guests before the meeting starts
- show your audience the files on your computer (Share your Screen)
- create Breakout Rooms for smaller discussions
- run live Polls and show the results to your audience
- mute selected people, or everyone
- share messages with all participants using Chat
- change the view of the screen so you can see everyone (Gallery View) or just the speaker (Speaker View)
- turn off your video and audio, as a participant
- record the session
- Create a waiting room and let the audience into the meeting when you are ready
- Have at least one co-host who can let people into the meeting, assign your audience into Breakout Rooms, manage the Chats, Raised Hands and Q&A
- When in the Breakout Rooms you can Broadcast messages to all participants but these are only transient
- Mute your audience to reduce the amount of background noise
- Pre-write any text that you want to put into the Chat box eg useful links, so you can just copy and paste
- The Whiteboard allows you to contribute to one piece of work but you will need to take a screen shot to save the results
BEN has now purchased a copy of ZoomPro. So, if you are a BEN member and would like to use it for keeping your group going with meetings or talks then you can use it for free, depending on availability.
To find out more or book a slot, please contact email@example.com