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Captioning

Posted April 22, 2020
Captioning Decision tree

Captioning Decision-tree What is captioning? Captioning refers to audio content that is converted to text and synchronized with video. There are two methods of captioning: Automatic speech recognition (ASR): Also known as machine-generated captions, ASR captions can be produced quickly yet are typically only 75% accurate. Human-generated captions: Meet Section 508 compliance guidelines for accuracy […]

Security and Zoom

Posted April 6, 2020

As the most popular web-conferencing solution on the market (some industry analyses estimate it has almost double the market share of competitors like Go To Meeting), Zoom has become a target for online trolling attacks. Zoom is also facing several investigations and lawsuits about the transparency and security of its practices for sharing data with […]

Advanced Features in Zoom

Posted April 3, 2020

In this documentation you will learn how to use: Breakout rooms Polling Remote Control Feature Co-hosts Table of Contents: Breakout rooms Polling Remote Control Feature Co-hosts   Breakout rooms: Zoom allows you to split your students/meeting participants into separate breakout rooms for small group projects and discussions. Breakout rooms are enabled by default for Bryn […]

Install the Zoom Add-In for Webmail/Outlook

Posted April 3, 2020
Screen shot of Zoom add-in in webmail

Adding the Zoom for Outlook add-in to Webmail or the Outlook desktop app enables you to schedule Zoom meetings from within those applications, just as you can with Teams and Skype for Business. If you use both Webmail and the Outlook desktop app, adding the add-in to one will also install it on the other. […]

Scheduling and Hosting Zoom Meetings with the Outlook/Webmail Add-In

Posted April 3, 2020

This article explains how to create and host Zoom meetings using the Outlook/webmail add-in. Note that using this plug-in is optional, you only need it if you want to create Zoom meetings from within your Outlook/webmail calendar. If you don’t use the calendar or plan to post meeting links elsewhere, see┬áTeaching with Zoom for info […]

Attending a Zoom Meeting

Posted April 3, 2020

As of April 2020 — members of Bryn Mawr College can get a Pro Zoom account under the BMC site license using your BMC credentials. Before you start, you may need access to the following: To host meetings: a Zoom account To join meetings: the free Zoom app (no account necessary) a laptop or desktop […]

Creating an Institutional Zoom Account

Posted April 3, 2020

Zoom is a purpose-built web-conferencing tool. It has features that make it easier to run large collaborative meetings: a fully collaborative whiteboard, polling, and breakout rooms. Our license allows up to 300 attendees per meeting* *If you need to host larger events, contact LITS at help@brynmawr.edu to discuss options Creating your Zoom Pro account A […]

Which Web-Conferencing Tool Should I Use?

Posted April 1, 2020

Bryn Mawr College has site licenses for three tools you can use to host online meetings: Zoom, Teams, and Skype for Business. All three allow you to schedule, host and record web meetings, in which BMC and non-BMC attendees can share audio, video, screens and a chat window. Below is a comparison of their strengths […]

Teaching with Zoom

Posted April 1, 2020

As of April 2020 — members of Bryn Mawr College can get a Pro Zoom account under the BMC site license using your BMC credentials. Before you start, you may need access to the following: To host meetings: a Zoom Pro account To join meetings: the free Zoom app (no account necessary) a laptop or […]

Teaching Online with Teams

Posted March 13, 2020
Meetings button

Installing and Setting Up Teams The first step is to obtain the Teams client. This is available to download for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android from Microsoft. If you are unable to download Teams, you can access the web version by logging in on the Microsoft Teams page. Microsoft Teams is part of Office 365. […]

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