About Virtual Meetings

For the distance learning meetings that I teach, I hold virtual meetings using Zoom.



Where are the links to the virtual meetings?

I post the links to virtual meetings in the Virtual Meetings tab of Blackboard. You will have access only to the meeting for which you’ve signed up.

How do I set up a Zoom account?

You don’t need a Zoom account. You will attend meetings as a participant, so you will simply click on the link to the meeting. Enter your first and last name, and you’re ready to attend.

I’m having trouble joining the Zoom meeting. What should I do?

Please call 1-888-799-9666 or go
to https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us. I do not work for Zoom, so I am not able to provide support. Additionally, I cannot troubleshoot for one student when I am facilitating a virtual meeting for several students.

I don’t have any headphones. Can I just use my speakers?

No, using speakers creates an echo in the meeting audio, which is difficult to listen to. You MUST use headphones in all meetings.

My webcam and/or microphone isn’t working. Can I just call in to the meeting?

No, I need to be able to see and hear you throughout the meeting. I want you to use the audio connection over the internet.

Keep in mind, though, that you can join the meeting using a tablet or smartphone. You don’t have to use a laptop or desktop computer.

What do I need to do during virtual meetings to show I am actively participating?

I expect that you will behave as if we were meeting in person. Please review these guidelines for participation in virtual meetings.


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