Record group presentations using Zoom
Zoom can be used to run and record your group presentation in real time and upload the video for submission into Moodle. Using Zoom for group presentation videos enables you to practise group presentation and collaboration skills similar to a face-to-face presentation.
Once your presentation is ready and your slides are finalised, you should schedule a time where everyone in your team can meet to record the presentation. One person should be responsible for setting this up.
Make sure that you:
While you are running your presentation virtually, there are some additional steps that you need to consider to ensure it runs smoothly.
Decide in advance which team member will:
- record the session
- share their screen with the presentation
- manage the side by side view
- upload the video to Moodle.
Managing these tasks smoothly can make a big difference to how professional your video looks.
Before you record your final presentation for submission, it is a good idea to have at least one practice round so that you can work out the presentation flow with the technology.
Record when you are practising so that you can run through the logistics of recording as well. You may also like to watch the video afterward to help identify areas for improvement.
Tips for recording with a webcam
- Put your webcam at eye level or higher – experiment for best angles.
- Have a light source in front of you and not behind.
- Make eye contact with the webcam and avoid looking too much at the screen.
- Remove distractions from your background – you want the audience to focus on you and not your background.
- Use a USB microphone if possible for better sound quality.
Tips for smooth transitions
- Practise the transition between speakers for a smoother delivery.
- If any content needs to be shared, decide on the best time to stop and start the screenshare.
- If one team member is sharing slides for everyone to talk about in turn, practice the timing for progressing the slides, so that you don’t have to ask each other during the final presentation.
You can either set up the meeting to record automatically, or you can press “Record” during the meeting. The ‘Record’ button is usually located next to the ‘Share Screen’ button, but on small screens it may be hidden. If it is not visible with the other main controls, click on ‘More’ to access the record option.
It is recommended that you record the video to your local device. It is not recommended to record to the cloud, as cloud storage is not entirely reliable and may not always keep the recording.
When you Record to your local device, you need to select where the recording will be saved after you are finished the presentation. By default, there will be a Zoom folder created in My documents.
Once you have completed the recording of the group video presentation, you will need to submit this into your Moodle assignment.
Visit the submit page of our video assignments resource for detailed instructions on how to upload your recordings to Moodle.