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Zoom is a tool available in iLearn used for web conferencing and facilitates real-time online communication and collaboration.  You can use Zoom to record a lecture, recording your desktop/ online workspace and the webcam. To do this just start a meeting with no other attendees and hit record. Once you stop recording Zoom will automatically create an MP4 video file that can then be shared with students or uploaded to Echo360 or added to your course in iLearn

Zoom is very simple to use and offers a wide variety of opportunities for learning and teaching such as real-time online tutorials, virtual consultations with students or including an external guest speaker in a lecture etc.

You can use Zoom to:

  • provide video and voice communication
  • text chat
  • screen sharing and annotation
  • interactive whiteboard
  • poll
  • breakout rooms
  • record your meeting

Watch this video which is led by Zoom on Getting started with Zoom Meetings to learn everything you need to know about starting a meeting or recording.

This video is 30 minutes long and you can watch it at a time that is convenient to you.

Please skip the section on Zoom plans and pricing (timestamp from 00:01:51 to 00:04:23). You will have access to a licensed Zoom account where you can hold online meetings with up to 300 participants with no time limitation.

Sign into Zoom using your MQ OneID through https://macquarie.zoom.us

If you have any questions after watching this video, please email help@mq.edu.au

Visit the Zoom Quick Guides page for more information on using Zoom at Macquarie University or visit the Zoom Support pages.

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Posted by Alison Hayward