Step By Step
Note: Some professional schools have Zoom subaccounts that may have different settings. If this applies to you, check with your school’s Zoom administrator concerning settings.
- Learn about getting started with UNC Zoom.
- Review Improving your Zoom connection, and consider arranging a practice run with colleagues or a low-stakes session with students.
- Review Securing Zoom. Be sure you are aware of privacy settings, and ways to avoid uninvited participants and unauthorized distribution of content.
- Schedule a Zoom meeting.
- Need to hold virtual office hours? Edit any meeting and check Enable Waiting Room. As students access your meeting, they will be added to the waiting room in the order they arrive. When using a waiting room, you can admit students individually. More information about setting up Zoom for one-on-one meetings with students.
- Copy the meeting invitation, and paste it in an email to your students or on your Sakai site. In the email or announcement, consider setting expectations with them about whether they will need to see your screen or be prepared to speak. Encourage students to use laptops, if possible, to participate–particularly if you will be sharing complex PowerPoint slides or other visuals.
- Learn more about how to customize your Zoom meetings by visiting the Zoom Settings and Features page.
- If you would like to take attendance in a class session, this guide shows you how.
Tips: If Your Course Has a TA
- If your course has a TA, you have two ways to give them host controls:
when creating the meeting, add their @email.unc.edu as an alternative host; or when you are in the meeting, you can promote them to a co-host.
- If your TA has not yet created a UNC Zoom account, attempting to add them will generate an error message that their email address “is not associated with a Zoom account.”
- Faculty and students associated with professional schools are in separate school-level sub-accounts. You cannot make someone from a different subaccount (professional school) an alternate host.