Zoom is a video conferencing tool that has various features that can be helpful to faculty who want to teach synchronous classes. It is not a replacement for a Learning Management System such as Blackboard or Google Classroom but can be used in concert with those tools.
Getting Started with Zoom
Go to https://cuny.zoom.us to access your Queens College Zoom Account. Do NOT go to zoom dot cuny dot us. It is not a valid site. Do NOT click on any links or download anything from that page for downloading.
Log in using your CUNY credentials (Firstname.LastnameNN@login.cuny.edu, where "NN" is the last 2+ digits of your CUNY EMPLID). If you have trouble logging in, please contact the Queens College helpdesk at email@example.com.
How to access your Queens College Zoom account on the web- video tutorial
Getting Started Guides from Zoom
Getting Started with Windows and Mac- Install Zoom and learn about using the Zoom Desktop interface
Live Transcription Enabled
Zoom has enabled live transcription for all CUNY users. This new feature provides for automatic closed captioning of all Zoom audio discussions in English. More information can be found on the CUNY IT help site: https://bit.ly/2Ht3Xx3.
As a reminder, The City University of New York has secured Zoom for Education licensing to allow CUNY users to host or participate in online Zoom meetings by telephone, mobile device, or computer. The CUNY implementation of Zoom for Education includes the following features:
unlimited meeting duration
alternate hosts and cohosts
up to 300 meeting participants and 49 video feeds
up to 50 breakout rooms to allow a single meeting to be split into separate sessions
meeting features include screen sharing, polling, whiteboard, annotation, recording meetings, chat
integration with Outlook and Google calendars
mobile device support
24×7 technical support at https://support.zoom.us.
For login information, go to https://support.qc.cuny.edu/support/solutions/articles/15000034745-how-to-login-to-zoom-via-browser.
How to secure your Zoom sessions (prevent Zoom bombing)
How to Disable Private Chat
Zoom Video Tutorials
Scheduling a Zoom meeting:
Recording a Zoom meeting:
Enabling break out rooms:
ZOOM Workshop Recordings
Advanced Zoom, Friday, August 28th