How can I practice with Zoom?

Before you use Zoom to teach, take some time to practice. 

Because Zoom runs on multiple devices—including mobile phones and tablets—one great way to practice is to launch a Zoom meeting on your computer and then sign into that meeting on your iPhone, iPad, or Android Device. (But turn the audio off on your mobile device in order to avoid audio echo or feedback).

Zoom’s Host and Co-Host Controls in a Meeting guide reviews the basics of hosting a meeting.

You may also want to practice with your students by scheduling a low-stakes, introductory class meeting in Zoom. Have all of your students log in and use the meeting to troubleshoot the four most common technical issues: students unable to see or be seen, students unable to hear, students who cannot be heard, or students’ microphones picking up background noise or causing an echo. These guides should help: