Zoom Meetings

Meetings are designed to be a collaborative event with all participants being able to screen share, turn on their video and audio, and see who else is in attendance. 

Some of the Screen Share features include annotation and giving other participants remote control of your presentation, increasing the capabilities of your collaborative efforts.  

Zoom Quick Start 

Here are some quick videos to help get you started with some of the basic features in Zoom. These videos will go over some of the functionalities that will assist you in transitioning smoothly from face-to-face to online instruction. 

Keep Zoom Secure - Be aware that both the host and participants’ videos default to “On” when scheduling a meeting. Additionally, to avoid privacy concerns, please make your participants aware if recording.  

Getting Started With Zoom 

How do I use the Zoom desktop app? 

Joining, Hosting, or Starting a meeting using Zoom for the first time will automatically prompt you to download the Zoom app. Once the app has downloaded, sign in by clicking on “Sign in with SSO” and using your UFID and password. See the video or read through Zoom’s “Getting Started” page below to learn more about using the app. 

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST ZOOM DESKTOP CLIENT FOR YOUR COMPUTER. Always keep your Zoom desktop client up to date. Learn how you can download the latest version of Zoom desktop client or check for updates. 

Zoom Desktop App 

Getting Started with Zoom on Windows and Mac 

Scheduling a meeting 

To hold synchronous class meetings with your students, you will need to schedule a Zoom meeting. You can schedule a meeting both through ufl.zoom.us and through your Canvas course in e-Learning. The video below explains this process in detail. 

Scheduling Meetings In Zoom 

Using the breakout rooms 

If you have a larger class or would like to split your class up into discussion groups or partners, you can do so using Zoom’s Breakout Room feature. See the video below for an introduction on how to create breakout rooms. 

Zoom Breakout Rooms