Zoom Video Conferencing for your FAS Course

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Zoom For Remote Teaching

Zoom is a video conferencing tool that combines an easy-to-use interface and reliable technology with exceptional video quality, offering a seamless experience for collaboration across mobile devices, desktops, and conference rooms.

Zoom is already installed on all FAS Canvas sites, enabling you to teach a class, hold sections, or conduct student meetings remotely. Zoom features include screen sharing, recording, breakout rooms, chat, adaptive streaming, and more! To activate your Harvard Zoom account, simply follow the steps on this quick-start guide.

More information on Zoom, including instructions, tutorials, and troubleshooting steps, is available on this page and in the HUIT IT Help Portal.

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Zoom FAQs and Resources

The links below provide information and step-by-step instructions on common tasks in Zoom, from scheduling a meeting in Outlook or Canvas to best practices for running Zoom meetings.

Setting up your Zoom account

Scheduling a Zoom meeting from your Canvas course site

Quick Start: Teaching with Zoom in Canvas

Installing the Zoom desktop application

Using Zoom to Teach Online Class Sessions (comprehensive guide)

Advanced Settings for Teaching with Zoom

Quick Start: Look Your Best on Video Calls

Running a smooth meeting with Zoom

What microphone, camera, etc. should I use with Zoom?
How do I add and manage alternative hosts for Zoom meetings? Q&A for Faculty regarding Zoom classroom recordings Rules and Best Practices for the Recording of Classroom Sessions Conducted via Zoom

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See also: LTI, Canvas