Our Zoom Video Conferencing can be utilized in either a stand alone fashion or through an activity in your Moodle course.  If your class is online and students are normally meeting in your Moodle class, you may want to utilize the Zoom activity within Moodle


To activate the Zoom tool within Moodle and schedule a meeting:


1. Log in to Moodle at https://moodle.lsus.edu

2. Browse to the class you want to add a Zoom activity to

3. Use the cog in the course banner to "Turn Editing On"

4. Scroll to the Topic/Week that you want to add the Zoom activity to

5. In the appropriate topic/week, click the "Add an Activity or Resource"

6. From the Activities list, click the circle in front of "Zoom Video Conferencing"


7. Click the "Add" button

8. Moodle will next prompt you to give this activity a name.  You can choose to name it something like "Zoom Classroom for Synchronous Meetings" or "My Virtual Classroom" or whatever you like! My suggestion is to make it generic such as "Zoom Classroom for all Video meetings" because likely all of your Zoom meetings will be located within this same resource.

9. Click on "Save and display"

10. You are now presented with your Zoom console inside of Moodle.


11. You can click the "Schedule a New Meeting" button

12.  On the page that appears you will need to define...

Topic (could be "March 16th Class Meeting" or "Review of Shakespeare", etc.)

When (Date and start time)

Duration

TimeZone (Schedule in Central Time Zone)

These are the only REQUIRED items.


13. Some suggestions:

If this is going to be a lecture class session, I would check "Mute Participants Upon Entry"

If you want students who couldn't make the session to watch it, I would check "Record the Meeting Automatically"

If you think the students might get to "class" before you do, you may want to "Enable waiting room" so that it places them sowhere while waiting for you to log in.

If you are going to have a guest speaker or other host/teacher in the class, I would add their emails to alternate hosts.

14. Click Save

15. It should have now saved your meeting and you will now see new buttons for "Delete this meeting", "Edit this meeting" and "Start this meeting".  At this point you can browse away and continue with whatever next task you may need to accomplish.  You shouldn't need to tweak anything until it is time to join the meeting.


To begin a scheduled meeting (For teachers):

1. Log in to Moodle at https://moodle.lsus.edu

2. Browse to the class you want to add a Zoom activity to

3. Scroll to the Topic/Week that contains your Zoom Classroom resource and click on the link

4. Look at the list of Upcoming Meetings.  Find the one you want to start and then click the "Start" button

5. At this time, your desktop Zoom client should prompted to open by your web browser

6. You will enter the room by default with your microphone on, so you should be able to begin speaking with your students.

7. View the article on Sharing your desktop in Zoom if you need to share your desktop to show a PowerPoint or other tool.


To enter a scheduled meeting (For students):

1. Log in to Moodle at https://moodle.lsus.edu

2. Browse to the class you want to add a Zoom activity to

3. Scroll to the Topic/Week that contains your Zoom Classroom resource and click on the link

4. Look at the list of Upcoming Meetings.  Find the one you want to join and then click the "Join" button

5. At this time, your desktop Zoom client should prompted to open by your web browser

6. If your teacher has chosen to enable a virtual Waiting Room, you may initially be placed there awaiting the teachers arrival.

7. Once you enter the main classroom by default with your microphone muted. Please wait for the teacher to begin speaking.