Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing and collaboration platform that allows you to interact with people online. Zoom can be used for meetings, office hours, webinars, lectures, group projects, and more. Video, audio, and screen-sharing options are available, as well as features like instant messaging, polling, and breakout rooms.
Guides and Tutorials
While there are a number of ways to schedule Zoom meetings, it is recommended to schedule them from elgin-edu.zoom.us.
It is recommended to log into elgin-edu.zoom.us and creating meetings from there to make sure the account is authenticated with an ECC Zoom account.
- Choose sign-in.
- Select “Sign in with SSO” to the right of the e-mail and password prompts.
- Then enter, “elgin-edu” (without the quotes) for the domain. Note that zoom.us should already be populated.
- You will then be prompted for your ECC credentials at the AccessECC logon page.
Links to Zoom sessions can be added to any rich text area in D2L, like news items, activity feeds, and course content. Students will be able to join a meeting by clicking on the link provided at the scheduled time. Links can also be emailed to an entire class using the Classlist tool in D2L; however, spam filters or issues with third-party email providers may interfere with this function.
Zoom offers features like screen-sharing, white boards, waiting rooms, and breakout rooms to simulate aspects of face-to-face interaction. Becoming familiar with these features can allow for personalization of Zoom meetings to best fit different teaching styles. Visit support.zoom.us to learn more.
No, as long as the recording is only for the use of the class during the current term.
As long as no students appear in the recording, you may save and re-use it as you see fit.
No. Any recording that includes students must be destroyed at the end of the quarter.
The only exception is if the instructor obtains a signed FERPA waiver from each student in advance.
Zoom has also created a Tips & Tricks document that educators may find helpful.