Zoom goes above and beyond video conferencing by engaging participants with various tools for in-person and hybrid teaching. The host of a Zoom meeting can share their screen, write on a digital whiteboard, send participants into breakout rooms, and customize polling questions. Zoom is a great choice for recording lectures and presentations. Participants can also share their screens to allow for virtual synchronous presentations with the correct permissions in place. The Brandeis Zoom account now has access to Live Transcription, to support the needs of all community members who benefit from subtitles during live meetings.
On this page, you will find instructions for creating a Zoom meeting and sharing the link on your LATTE course page for students to easily find it. You will also find instructions on how to use Zoom hybrid teaching, with both virtual and in-person students. In Resources, you will find detailed documentation on a variety of features, including teaching best practices with Zoom, scheduling reoccurring meetings, automatically recording meetings to the Cloud, setting up breakout rooms, and creating poll questions.
IMPORTANT: Zoom recordings will only remain saved on the Brandeis server for 180 days. If you want to share your Zoom recordings for a longer period of time, you can use Echo360.
One week before the course starts
After you receive the course schedule, create a recurring Zoom meeting room for all sessions. Brandeis uses Zoom as its main video conferencing tool that makes virtual meetings more accessible for students with disabilities and non-native English speakers.
Due to the length of the instructions for creating the meeting and updating LATTE, make sure you click through each of the tabs in this box to cover each step.
If you are using a LATTE Shell,
Double check that your Brandeis Zoom account is properly configured for cloud recording and automatic transcripts before your first meeting.
The Brandeis Zoom account now has live captions and transcription! Hosts should enable this in every meeting so participants can turn subtitles on if they choose.
To enable Zoom Live Transcription:
IMPORTANT: If the meeting is being recorded, and you have enabled Live Transcript, you will receive a copy of the transcript in the same location as your recorded meeting.