Already Teaching with Zoom, but Have Questions?
Visit our FAQ here. If you are new to Zoom, read on.
Ready to Learn Zoom for the Classroom?
Zoom is an excellent choice for live videoconference class sessions. Many tutorials are available (see below for some highlights). If you’re new to Zoom, this video is a great start:
Getting a Zoom Account for Teaching at Champlain
Both free (Basic) and paid institutional Zoom licenses are available. A basic user can host meetings with up to 100 participants. If 3 or more participants join, the meeting will time out after 40 minutes. The free account does not support breakout rooms. You may sign up for a free account here. (Note, we recommend using your Champlain email address to create a free Zoom account. It will make for a smoother experience.)
If the free version does not meet your needs, Champlain College has a limited number of institutional licenses available for faculty. To request an institutional Zoom license, please email email@example.com. You may find instructions for setting up your institutional Zoom license here.
A licensed user can host unlimited meetings on the public cloud with up to 100 participants. Licensed users have these additional features available:
- Customize Personal Meeting ID
- Record to the Zoom cloud
- Be an alternative host
- Assign others to schedule and schedule on behalf of
- Utilize account add-ons such as conference room connector and breakout rooms
- Customize Personal Link, if on a business or education account
- Zoom Meetings for Education (training video by Zoom)
- Scheduling a Zoom meeting and inviting your students (training video by Josh Blumberg)
- Zoom to Panopto to Canvas (training video by Josh Blumberg)
- Quick start guide for new users
- Google Calendar add-on
- Panopto Integration
Additional Tutorials and Pedagogical Advice
- Effectively using the chat feature to enhance your meetings (guide by Betsy Allen-Pennebaker)
- Top 20 Zoom resources
- 3 Tips to Own the Classroom with Zoom (Bill Hoogterp, Own the Room)