Zoom Video Conferencing & Virtual Instruction
CSUSM provides a fully-licensed Zoom conferencing platform for the campus community of faculty, staff, and students to collaborate in the virtual classroom or workplace.
Using Recordings in Future Courses
We are often asked if classroom recordings with student discussion can be used in future courses. The Chancellor's Office has provided guidance on this topic and others in the CSU Virtual Learning and Student Privacy Rights document - April 9, 2020 (attached).
Guides & Support
- Configuring Settings and Profiles
CSUSM Single-sign-on (SSO) Setup for Zoom
Please review this SSO setup zoom page to make sure you configure your account connection correctly.
Testing Your Setup
You can join a test Zoom meeting to familiarize yourself with the Zoom and test your microphone/speakers before joining a Zoom meeting.
Check Your Surroundings & Environment
Turn your camera on to see what is behind you and in view to the participants. If you aren't able to move things out of view, consider using a virtual background.
Customize Your Profile
Update and edit your user information, including your name, personal meeting ID, email address, add a picture, and more.
Your Onscreen Appearance
Good lighting helps tremendously. Avoid being backlit (open windows or bright lights behind you) with shadows on your face. A good light source in front of you is the best option.
The Touch Up My Appearance option retouches your video display with a soft focus. This can help smooth out the skin tone on your face, to present a more polished looking appearance when you display your video to others.
If you have more than one account, this article discusses how to switch between accounts.
Merging Your CSUSM Account With An Existing Free Account (Optional)
If you setup a free Zoom account, you need to associate it with our campus account.
- Login to https://csusm.zoom.us
- Confirm your email address
- Switch to the new account
- Acknowledge the switch
- Sign in to the profile page
- You are now ready to setup your Zoom meetings
- Presenting or Instructing
There are a number of steps you may want to consider in planning, securing, and recording/publishing meetings. We've prepared a guide to cover the common topics:
Plan a Meeting
Additional instruction-related topics:
- Using PowerPoint presentation mode with Zoom
- Managing screens while presenting with Zoom
- Taking attendance in Zoom classes
- Webinar Recording: Improve Your Virtual Presentation Skills
- Polling in Meetings or with Students -- Engage with your audience using polls.
- Record Zoom Sessions: Record a microlecture, student presentations, or resources for a department. Recording management allows account owners and admins to manage their users' cloud recordings, including view, delete, and share the video, audio, transcript, and chat files.
- Proctor Exams: If your students don't have a webcam to use with Respondus LockDown Browser & Monitor, you can use Zoom to proctor the exam with the student.
- Zoom Waiting Room (Office Hours): You can configure Zoom waiting room to put students in a queue like they would outside your office.
- Breakout Groups: You can break students into groups in Zoom the same as you would in the classroom. You can pre-assign breakout rooms with a .csv file. This is a sample breakout room template you can modify.
- Attendance: Have students type their name in the chat when they join the meeting and at the end of the meeting. When you end the meeting, a text file with the chat is saved to the Zoom folder on your local computer.
- Live Stream your class or collaborate with peers and colleagues.
- Live Closed Captioning Permission Setting
- Installing Zoom: Desktop, Smartphone, or Other Device
- Aug 21 (Fri) @ 2:30-4 pm
For help with virtual meetings, webinars, and Zoom, please contact Media Production Service (MPS)