New Zoom whiteboards

I wish it would have occurred to someone to call whiteboards “snowboards.” That sounds way more fun. Zoom has had a rudimentary whiteboard as part of its Screenshare menu. For those of you who find that that whiteboard serves your… Read moreNew Zoom whiteboards

Zoom update (5.10.3): Polls, breakout rooms, reactions

Zoom released its latest update today, Monday, April 18, 2022. Below, I’ve listed some of the features that I find particularly useful. You can find the full list here. This update is a manual download. The easiest way to get… Read moreZoom update (5.10.3): Polls, breakout rooms, reactions

Zoom’s gallery algorithm. Are we inadvertently ignoring some students?

Why do these webcam videos appear in this particular order? [Source: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362323-Adjusting-your-video-layout-during-a-virtual-meeting] The good folks at the MIT Teaching and Learning Lab have taken serious consideration of the algorithm Zoom uses to determine the order of webcams in Zoom’s gallery… Read moreZoom’s gallery algorithm. Are we inadvertently ignoring some students?

Zoom update includes animal avatars

In Zoom 5.10.0 (released March 21, 2022), we have some new features that instructors and their students might appreciate. This release is a manual download. Get it here. First, animal avatars. You can find the menu next to virtual backgrounds… Read moreZoom update includes animal avatars

Zoom update: New polling questions with quiz option

Zoom has new question options available on in the latest version 5.8.3. This version is not an automatic update, so you’ll need to download it manually. Account owners and admins can enable advanced polling to allow meeting hosts to build… Read moreZoom update: New polling questions with quiz option