Video conferencing is a great way to connect with students online. Consider having weekly sessions, allowing time to teach content, explain assignments, facilitate student discussions, and assess students (presentations, etc.)
Note that you can record these sessions and post them to MS Stream so students can access the recordings.
Do NOT try to use Zoom to proctor or otherwise supervise an exam. It is utterly inadequate for the task, and it creates an environment that is hostile to learners performing their best on an assessment. See this link for alternate assessment ideas.
Go to twu.zoom.us, tap or click 'Sign In' and sign in to Zoom using your TWU Office365 credentials (firstname.lastname@example.org for faculty and staff or email@example.com for learners).
OR, if you already have the Zoom app installed, you can open it and choose 'Sign In with SSO' and use your TWU Office365 credentials (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
Once you are signed in, we recommend that you schedule one Zoom session per course that you are teaching. You may choose to only use one session for multiple courses as well. It is not recommended to schedule multiple sessions for the same course as it will become confusing which session to use.
Alternately, you can choose 'No Fixed Time' in the 'Recurrence' settings and leave the session open for drop-ins.
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Do NOT share this link on an open website or in any social media (Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
We recommend that you post this invitation, including the join link and the call-in numbers, prominently in your Moodle site where learners will know to find it. You may also choose to email it to your class list, and include the basic information in any reminders.
There are several other options for faculty who may have already established means of synchronous communication such as Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Slack, Discord, etc. Our ability to troubleshoot these services will be very limited.
If your students are to give Class Presentations, consider using video conferencing. Students can share their screens of their notes/PowerPoints. Sessions can be recorded for feedback purposes.