We are excited to announce Zoom web conferencing tool will be available to faculty and students on Nov 2nd, 2020. We encourage the use of Zoom specifically for teaching and learning environments and student collaboration. KPU's Zoom installation is provided with Canadian data residency. Please do not use other installation with your students as they will not be FIPPA compliant.
Conferencing Platform Considerations
KPU offers 3 options for instructors and students synchronous activities. BigBlueButton is embedded in the Moodle Learning Management System and offers the unique feature of shared note taking. Zoom allows student accounts for them to independently organize their collaborative work. It also has the unique feature of shared annotation during a session. Both platforms facilitate breakout rooms for ideal simulation of classroom-based activities. Microsoft Teams does not integrate student and faculty accounts in a single server, and does not have a breakout room option. It is ideal for individual or small group appointments organized by the instructor or large group sessions that may involve guests from outside of KPU. If you are unsure of which platform is best for your teaching purposes, contact us at email@example.com.
How do I get started?
Below are a collection of frequently asked questions on how to get started using Zoom.
- Obtain your Zoom account
- Install Zoom
- Sign into Zoom via desktop / via web browser
- Using iOS, iPadOS, or Android
- Desktop, mobile, vs. web comparison
Setting up a meeting
Hosting a meeting
- Understanding roles
- Zoom meeting controls
- Starting a scheduled meeting as the host
- Managing participants in a meeting
- Enable a co-host
- Using the chat
- Sharing your screen
- Creating polls
- Managing breakout rooms
- Using waiting rooms (for office hours)
Participate in a meeting