Submitted by Heather Wik, Child, Youth and Family Studies Coordinator, College of the Rockies

What is it?

Zoom is a web conferencing application that can be used with a desktop computer or mobile device.

What can it do?

Zoom can support one-to-one or group video conferences with video, audio and chat support.

Download the App

How does it work

You can create a free account for Zoom on your computer or through the app once it is downloaded. Once you have your app you can create a ‘Zoom Cloud Meeting’ and invite others to join you.

Extend your learning

Zoom Android tutorial

Zoom iOS tutorial

Using Zoom in teaching and learning

Students can use Zoom to quickly meet and plan for group activities or projects. Zoom can be used to bring your teaching presence to students located in another location, for remote cohorts or for distance learning. You can use Zoom to bring a remote guest speaker into your classroom. Zoom is also a great way to host office hours whether your class runs on campus or online.

A short task – challenge yourself!

Get started with Zoom

Download the Zoom app and use of these links to join a Zoom meeting. Heather and Keith will try to pop into the Zoom meetings as often as possible. Note that these meetings are set to be open for 4 hours but, as they are setup on a free account, if they have more than three attendees they will only persist for 40 minutes.

12 Apps of Christmas meeting, 10:00am to 2:00pm (Pacific)
Password = 12AppsBC

12 Apps of Christmas meeting, 2:00pm to 6:00pm (Pacific)
Password = 12AppsBC

Setup your own Zoom meeting

Start your own account and setup a Zoom meeting. Share the details and link (Zoom will even create custom email content for you to share) in the comments below to invite people in.

Don’t forget to come back and add a comment below, write a blog post or share your results somewhere on social media. Use the hashtag: #12AppsBC

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