Zoom Video Conferencing
Zoom is a very powerful, yet easy to use video conferencing solution. In addition to standard audio/video conferencing, Zoom includes screen sharing, collaborative whiteboarding, and recording.
Zoom is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.
When prompted to sign in to the Zoom app, choose Sign in with SSO and use your OU email address, or enter "oklahoma" for the company domain.
Using Zoom as a Host
Using Zoom as a Student
Recording with Zoom
If you wish to record your Zoom meeting, Zoom's Record to Cloud option will send your recording directly to your OU MyMedia account. However, you can also record the meeting to your computer if you wish to use the recording in other ways. For example, you can upload the recording to YouTube if you wish.
The following guide explains how to record a Zoom meeting locally to your computer, as well as how to upload the resulting video file to YouTube and embed the YouTube video in Canvas.
Zoom Video Presentation
The Zoom Video Conferencing app is not only a great tool for video meetings, but it can also function as a standalone recorder for video presentations. By initiating a "video conference" without any other participants, you have access to all of Zoom's tools including screen recording, white boarding, and recording.
This video explains how to setup and use Zoom as a video presentation recorder. The following topics are covered:
- Preparing a Powerpoint presentation for Zoom recording
- Screen sharing in Zoom
- Recording in Zoom
- Basic Zoom controls
- Zoom recording file location
Using Zoom Breakout Rooms
Breakout Rooms are a great way to incorporate group discussions into a Zoom session. Breakout Rooms can also be used to have private sessions with a single student without switching to a different Zoom session.
You may need to first enable Breakout Rooms for your Zoom account.