Features include private and group chat within the meeting, closed captioning, polling, screen sharing and collaboration with on screen annotations, plus video and audio streaming of host and participants: all of which can be saved to file.
It is also a game-changing collaboration platform for students and teaching staff, and even researchers working with partners across institutions.
Collaboration using this tool, in addition to sharing audio and video, also allows chat, screen sharing and doing real time annotations on virtual white board or shared screens for all participants in the meeting.
Zoom works with UTS learning management systems UTSOnline (opens UTS Online) and Canvas (opens Canvas) to make it easy for students to join meetings within virtual classrooms that are accessible across a range of devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Academics can learn more on how to use Zoom within key learning management systems:
It is easy for Academic staff to set-up these virtual classrooms and send invites to the virtual meetings to all enrolled students and add to the calendar within the course subject's calendar.
The Learning Design & Technology Support for Staff program offers one-to-one support, and advise on how and why you may want to use a particular technology, tool or function.
Find out about the Learning Design & Technology Support program at the IML Learning Technologists website (opens a UTS website).