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Techniques and technologies to support teaching with remote and in-class students.
Before you begin:
In order for audio to be heard from the classroom speakers, you MUST turn on the projector in the room.

Using a Mobile Device as a Document Camera in Zoom

Step 1:
Download the free “ZOOM Cloud Meetings” app on your mobile device. Step 2: Start the Zoom meeting on the computer in the classroom. Step 3: Enter the meeting ID for the session on the Zoom app on your mobile device. When prompted to join the audio session on the app, DO NOT join the audio to avoid audio feedback/echo issues. If the call was already joined, you can also disconnect the audio by selecting “more” and then selecting “disconnect audio.”

Step 4: Share your cell phone’s screen by clicking “share screen” and “screen” (first option in the top left). Step 5: Next, select “share screen” in the bottom right to start the share and exit the Zoom app. Step 6: To use your cell phone as a makeshift document camera, select the camera app and open up the photo mode. Step 7: Aim the camera at whatever materials you would like to share with your students. Notes: If the screen sharing function on your cell-phone crashes, the app will suggest that you restart your device. If it is possible to do so without disrupting your session, restarting your cell phone and rejoining the Zoom meeting may help with troubleshooting technical difficulties.

Step 8:The host can spotlight the video so that it remains the main video shared on the Zoom screen by clicking the 3 dots in the upper right corner of the video thumbnail and choose to pin or spotlight the video.
Using a Hovercam as a Document Camera or Webcam on the Instructor in Zoom

Clicking the Lock Auto Focus on the Hovercam will help to keep in focus as you move your hand.
A Hovercam that is connected to a computer via USB can be used as a document camera in Zoom.  This guide explains how.  Additionally, you can choose "share 2nd camera" (2) from the advanced tab (1) share options to access the Hovercam document camera.

Monitoring Zoom and Sharing Content with Dual Monitors
If your classroom has a computer with two monitors, you can monitor the participants on one screen and share content on another.  This guide explains how.

Monitoring Zoom and Sharing Content from a Second Device
If your classroom does not have dual monitors, but you want to be able to monitor participants on one screen and share content on another, you can use a laptop (or tablet).  Step 1:Join the Zoom session as a participant.
Step 2:Do not join the audio conference.  Just click the x in the upper right of the audio conference window.Step 3:Open the participant panel and the chat panel so you can monitor the meeting.Step 4:Share content from the computer in the classroom and use the laptop as a means to monitor what remote students are seeing.There is no need to connect the laptop via HDMI or VGA cables at the podium in the classroom since you will not be sharing any content from this second screen during the Zoom session.

Tell your remote students if you are sharing that classroom computer on the projector screen so they know not to send you a private chat message OR join as a participant from the classroom podium computer and join the meeting as a signed-in host from your laptop or tablet so that private chats to you as host remain private!

Sharing Content from an iPad or iPhone with Zoom


There is a plugin that needs to be installed to share an ipad or iphone. Be sure to install this if/when you see it and DON'T just dismiss it.

 This feature does not work on the campus network. It will work from home. If you need wireless share capabilities on campus for an iPad or iPhone in Zoom, use Mirroring360 software that can be requested from the ITS Help Desk.

Wired with a Cable to a Mac: the Remote Audience - Use a Moderator

Designate a student (or ask a colleague) to act as moderator of the remote audience.  If you are considering using a moderator in your JayFlex classes, we offer the following best practices for using a moderator in JayFlex teaching: 
  • Establish a visual cue between you and the moderator. Have the moderator display the cue when a question is asked in the chat to avoid interrupting the flow of the class 
  • If you are working with a virtual moderator, an audible cue might be necessary. Choose a simple one-word cue like “question” to cause the least disruption to the flow of the class.  
  • As the instructor, always repeat a question from the moderator into the microphone before answering. 
  • Consider making the chat function be “questions only.” It is very difficult to maintain continuity between both remote and inperson audiences when there is a separate discussion happening in the chat.  
  • If you are concerned about a moderator being distracted from the content in class, consider building in routine breaks to your lesson to check the chat.  
  • Each class will have different needs. Work with your moderator throughout the semester to adapt these practices to suit your teaching style and the needs of your students.  
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