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Faculty Development Week - Day 4

Day Four - Resources

4 New Zoom Features Educators Can Use to Enhance Virtual Teaching & Learning
Author: Tain Barzso
Type: Blog Post

Description: Hey, teachers! Zoom has a bunch of features you can use to better manage the online teaching experience, and we just rolled out four brand-new ones! Here’s how our features will help you teach — and students learn — over Zoom.

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5 Tips for Increasing Student Engagement Online
Author: Rosanne Abdulla
Type: Blog Post

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All You Need to Know About Using Zoom Breakout Rooms
Author: John Montgomery
Type: Blog Post

Description: The ability to self-select a Breakout Room is now available, allowing participants to move freely among rooms. Breaking into groups for smaller, focused discussions is a hallmark of the in-person meeting experience, and with Zoom’s Breakout Rooms feature, you can bring that same dynamic meeting structure to the digital space.

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Blended Learning: Ten Tips on How to Implement it into a Curriculum in Healthcare Education
Authors: Inga Hege, Daniel Tolks, Martin Adler, Anja Härtl
Type: Article

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Getting Started with Audio Recording
Authors: Ilana Bayer, Nicholas Hoskin
Type: YouTube Video

Description: Ready to get started with recording audio? We can help! Come join us as we discuss how to create quality audio recordings to share with your audience in a variety of learning environments. Uncover tools and resources as well as best practices and tips for success. After viewing this recording, viewers will be able to: explain the audio recording process, describe best practices and tips for recording and sharing audio files, and identify tools and resources for producing quality audio recordings.

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Getting Started with Zoom Meetings
Author: Zoom
Type: Blog Post

Description: We’ve compiled all you need to know to get started with Zoom Meetings (spoiler alert – it’s super easy!), with tips for downloading the app, hosting and joining a Zoom Meeting, and keeping your meetings secure. We’ve also provided answers to some of the more common questions about using our platform.

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How to Lead an Effective Virtual Brainstorm
Author: Lauren Reed
Type: Blog Post

Description: Even the most experienced leaders may stumble when it comes to facilitating an effective virtual brainstorming session. Many of the pitfalls of in-person brainstorms — you know, where everyone sits in silence for an hour, or the loudest voices in the room derail the conversation — become even more apparent in a virtual environment, with issues like latency and fewer nonverbal cues to rely on.But, there’s also enormous potential in virtual brainstorming, thanks to the wealth of tools and platforms at our fingertips and the ability to bring participants together from anywhere in the world. The virtual exchange of ideas is a foundational part of the online “Learn, Engage, Accelerate, Disrupt” (LEAD) program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB).

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Moving Classes Online Is Hard. Online Discussion Can Help
Author: Kathleen S. Ives
Type: Tip Sheet

Description: To achieve better success rates in online learning, we need to cultivate the sort of student engagement that's often the hallmark of great teaching and learning environments, writes Kathleen Ives.

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Online Teaching 101: Practical Tips to Help You Succeed
Authors: Sarah Lal, Ilana Bayer, Teresa Chan
Type: YouTube Video

Description: The transition to online education has provided you with many new considerations. How do you convert in-person interactions into online ones? Which platforms can you use? What can be synchronous or asynchronous?

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Simple Tips for Happier, More Productive Meetings
Author: Lauren Reed
Type: Blog Post

Description: If you feel like most of your time is taken up by meetings, you’re not alone. According to meeting scientist Joseph Allen, Ph.D., managers spent 75% of their pre-pandemic workday preparing for, organizing, and attending meetings — yet more than half of meetings are rated as poor. When they’re purposeful, planned, and well-run, meetings can be a powerful tool, but too often they’re seen as unproductive or unnecessary. So why do we keep having bad meetings? And how can we make them better?

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Staying Safe While Learning and Teaching Online
Author: University of Edinburgh
Type: University of Edinburgh Guide

Description: As more and more classes, meetings and events are held online, it is important to take extra precautions to safeguard your own safety as well as the safety of others. Especially when using online meeting tools such as Zoom, which enable our community to connect with people outside the University, consider the following safety tips and recommendations.

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The Use of Social Media in Graduate Medical Education: A Systematic Review
Authors: Madeline Sterling, Peggy Leung, Drew Wright, Tara F. Bishop
Type: Article

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When to Use Meetings vs. Webinars
Author: Kaitlyn Guzman
Type: Blog Post

Description: Did you know that you can seamlessly deliver a world-class event, virtually, using Zoom Meetings and Zoom Video Webinars? The two solutions can support a variety of engaging and interactive online events, but there are a few key differences when using Zoom for meetings and Zoom for webinars. This side-by-side comparison helps break down when to use paid meetings features versus webinars.

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Zoom for Education: Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions
Author: Kaitlyn Guzman
Type: Blog Post

Description: Remote virtual learning has become the new normal for many teachers, administrators, students, and parents. While the transition may not be easy, we want to provide resources to ensure users are creating secure and effective virtual classrooms using Zoom. We collected the top 10 most frequently asked questions about using Zoom for virtual education and online learning.

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Zoom Gives Everyone a Front-Row Seat’: 5 Distance Learning Lessons from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Author: Lauren Reed
Type: Blog Post

Description: Students at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy (SOP) spend their first two years on campus in Oxford, Mississippi, and their final years at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson — a 2.5-hour drive. The school started using Zoom in 2018 to connect the two campuses and provide an alternative to in-person instruction. “Geography no longer matters with Zoom. We can Zoom from anywhere and everywhere,” said Sarah Campbell, instructional design and training specialist at SOP. Zoom effectively allowed educators to teach students when they weren’t in the same room, or even in the same city. And when campuses shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom kept the program humming along, allowing 120 pharmacy students to graduate on time. Here’s how they did it.

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Zoom Like a Pro: 7 Tips for Meetings & Chat
Author: Lauren Reed
Type: Blog Post

Description: Every year at Zoomtopia, we share the most helpful tips and productivity hacks to help you meet and communicate better — and Zoomtopia 2020 was no different. One of our most popular sessions at Zoomtopia 2020, “Zoom Meetings & Chat: Tips & Tricks to Become an Expert in No Time,” featured Zoom experts sharing ideas for getting the most out of Zoom Meetings and Zoom Chat.

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Zoom Video Tutorials
Author: Zoom Help Centre
Type: Video

Description: View a collection of all video tutorials for Zoom.