Zoom is a great way to enabled individual or group presentations remotely. Instructors can use Spotlight to gather and focus on the participants(s) who are presenting.
Zoom Basics for Presenters
- Before your first session, invite a friend to do a trial run with you. Try all features you plan to use in your presentation…share your screen, go through your slides, use the chat feature, test your microphone.
- Join your class early to ensure a proper connection.
- Restart/reboot your computer before the start of your meeting, at least within 24 hours of your meeting.
- Try to use a fast, stable internet connection. A wired connection is recommended; use wireless if reliable. This will help ensure your connection does not falter or drop during the meeting.
- Secure a quiet, distraction-free physical location to attend your session.
- Avoid having more than one computer or device within earshot logged into the same meeting, as it may cause a distracting echo effect for you and other participants in the session.
- Use headphones to avoid echo.
- Turn your camera on and have you camera at eye level.
- Be aware of your backdrop and surroundings, which can be distracting. Consider sitting in front of a blank wall.
- Choose a space with good lighting.
Screen sharing a PowerPoint presentation
Screen Share A Keynote Presentation
Sharing your screen, content, or second camera
Using annotation tools on a shared screen or whiteboard
Optimizing a shared video clip in full screen
Sharing Computer Sound During Screen Sharing