Best Practices for Remote Course Delivery using Zoom

Delivering a course remotely includes considering differences in student learning needs, financial constraints, and network capabilities.

To make your remote course content available and accessible to as many students as possible, we recommend taking the steps outlined below:

  1. Provide both a Zoom meeting link and dial-in options for your course.
    Giving students the additional option to dial in will help accommodate students who have poor internet connections and/or lack speakers or microphones on their computers. All Zoom meetings have both a meeting link and dial-in information.
  2. Provide students with any learning materials (e.g., slides, documents, data) needed for your class session before the class starts.
    Sending students presentations or files you plan to use in your course before your class session begins allows them to follow along if they experience network issues, and better accommodates different learning approaches.
  3. Record your class session in Zoom.
    You can record your course session to the cloud in Zoom, which will allow students to view the class later if they experience network issues or need to review later for accessibility.

    Before recording Zoom Meetings in your classes please see the article Zoom Recording Best Practices for Privacy.
  4. Provide students with the Zoom recording and class materials after class session ends.
    Giving students access to the Zoom recording and materials used during the class will allow all students to review the class session regardless of network issues or scheduling conflicts. You will receive an email with your Zoom recording link, which you can share with students, or you can access your recordings in the Zoom client.

Want to learn more about Zoom? Check out our Zoom Quick Start Guide for instructors.

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