Zoom is a web conferencing technology supported by Monash that allows you to host and record live online video sessions and meetings. Zoom Meetings can support up to 300 participants in a standard account, or up to 500 participants upon request to the Service desk.
Zoom can be used in a variety of teaching scenarios and provides an opportunity for students and educators to engage with each other in a live virtual environment. Using Zoom for virtual discussions promotes an active student-centered learning environment where students can collaborate and discuss, as well as give and receive instant feedback and/or reactions from you and fellow students.
Benefits to using Zoom
There are a number of benefits to using Zoom for your teaching:
- Zoom allows for a two-way communication via video, audio and text chat
- Participants in the session can also share their screens, annotate resources, take polls and split off into smaller breakout rooms
- Zoom is easily accessible via laptop, desktop or smartphone giving students many ways to access the synchronous online session
- Meetings can be set up and linked inside your Google calendar via a Zoom plugin or via the Zoom integration with Moodle.
- Zoom sessions can be recorded and uploaded to Moodle
- Recurring meeting for a weekly lecture or tutorial groups can be set up so that students only have one link to access the live session
- Students can create their own Zoom meetings
- Zoom has a number of security features to keep your sessions private and avoid uninvited guests
Monash also has a small number of licenses available for Zoom Webinars. This format is usually used for didactic delivery with minimal interaction and no participant videos. If you require a Zoom webinar account, please contact the Service desk. To learn more about Zoom webinars, see the How-to on Zoom Webinars
It is advised that you also download the Zoom app on a Laptop/Desktop or Mobile device. This will give a more stable experience and some added features.
Education Performance Standards Framework
The Education Performance Standards identify the expectations of education practice at Monash – See the Education Performance Standards for more details.
Impact on student learning
Impact on educational knowledge
Impact on educational environment
Effective teaching and learning
Responsive program design
Student- centred orientation
Professional learning engagement
Pedagogical content knowledge
Education research performance
You could address these Practice Elements by providing evidence of how you:
Hybrid learning combines face-to-face and online teaching into a cohesive experience. Learn more about hybrid teaching practices.