Zoom has a lot of features.
Some of them are not by any means easy to locate. I mean, even not easy enough that I may have told you that apparently we didn’t have access to those features.
So here is the issue. You need to create the zoom meeting room through blackboard. That way it is tied to your course, and has all your students getting easy access. But after you save the room:
Go to stonybrook.zoom.us and login back in
To find the option for preassigning break out rooms:
and click on Meetings and find the meeting room you just made.
Click on it’s name and then go to the bottom and find Edit this Meeting.
Towards the bottom, in the Meeting Options section, you will see Breakout Room pre-assign. This lets you create the rooms manually, or with a CSV file.
Set a Virtual Background, Controlling who can share screens, send invites to meetings in different languages, etc:
Go to Settings on the left menu and dig through this area. Note that some options are locked by “admin”.
Actually choose the Virtual Background:
This must be done in settings in the Zoom application. (Oiy!) It will download a virtual desktop package to your machine the first time.
Leave some comments below if you find more “hidden” features in zoom!
This is a crosspost from you.stonybrook.edu/jadams
In this challenging time, many schools have had to quickly adapt to the elimination of face-to-face instruction. Join us to learn how TurningPoint can support and enhance your virtual learning environment. This session will cover topics on engaging remote students with real-time formative assessment, in-the-moment engagement and the scheduling of questions and content for offline completion.
Tuesday, March 24 at 9 a.m. ET
Thursday, March 26 at 2 p.m. ET
The web conferencing solution given here will work from the Google Apps that you are already familiar with. We will start in the Calendar App.
Create a new Event.
Give it a name.
click on Add rooms, Location or conferencing
Then click on “Add conferencing”
This will immediately give you a Join Hangouts Meet link and the URL is seen below that link.
Use the chevron to it’s left to see more information
Now… you can see a phone number and meeting room PIN that you can also provide to your class. (Do not use the number or URL shown above. Use your own.)
Rather than try to invite your whole class under Add Guests… take this information and get it to your student via Blackboard or email. Just provide them with the URL, phone number, date and time.
Google Hangouts Meet will handle up to 250 participants in a single room.
This new feature is available for those instructors who have live streaming turned on inside of Echo360. It will show, as seen below, who is logged into the live stream, as well as log this information (and the total connection time) for your use in calculating attendance.
If this feature makes a difference in your decision on whether you want to turn on live streaming, please contact us at email@example.com to make any changes to your capture schedule.
We now have three places where one can confidence check that their clicker is working, plus double check that their clicker ID matches what is printed on the back of the device.
Stop by either the Tech Station in the ECC building.
The 5th floor of the Melville Library at the Service Desk
or the Main SINC site in the Melville Library:
Lifted with glee from https://jakemiller.net/translate-in-google-sheets/ (and brought to my attention by Dr. Schedel.)
If you asked for Automatic Speech Recognition to be turned on in echo360 for your course, you also agreed to edit them. Here is some feedback from Dr. John True on the process that he used to edit them. Feel free to comment to share your methods.
(1) download raw transcript file from Echo content as instructed by Echo360.org
(2) edit carefully in text editor, replacing only transcript text and keeping all carriage returns and blank lines
(3) save as .vtt by changing the suffix to .vtt in finder
This will produce a list of errors by line number. Paste entire text into MSWord and turn on line numbering using Line Numbers in Layout tab (ms Word for Mac 2019) to see the line numbering of the file. The line numbers will not be precise; they will be one or two lines off but this should be close enough to find the errors. My first file had three & symbols, which are not allowed and one deleted line break. & symbols will be listed as incorrect escapes and deleted line breaks (timing cue abuts transcript text when this happens) will be listed as “Milliseconds must be given in three digits.”.
(5) make the changes in .vtt file in text editor and save (should keep the .vtt format)
(6) upload edited .vtt file in both transcript and caption areas as instructed by Echo360.org
(7) turn on closed captioning for video to see the captions