Zoom is Chico State’s video conferencing solution available to all students, faculty, and staff.

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Contains Zoom information for faculty, focusing specifically on the Zoom integration with Blackboard Learn, along with specific tips for managing student participation in meetings.

Contains a quick reference guide for Accessing Zoom Meetings through Blackboard Learn as well as Hosting & Recording a Zoom Meeting.

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Pinned Article Activate your CSU Chico Zoom Account & Add a Profile Picture

Instructions for activating your Zoom account for Chico State. This is a one time only task for faculty, students and staff who want to host and record their own Zoom meetings.
There are also instructions for adding a profile picture and creating your own Personal Meeting room.

Pinned Article Adding a Zoom Link to your Blackboard Learn Course (faculty)

In this article:
- Access the Zoom integration from your Blackboard Learn course
- Schedule a Weekly, Live Zoom Class Meeting
- Determine how you want to set up your office hours
- Starting your Zoom meeting from Blackboard Learn 
- Sharing Content 
- Recording Your Meeting & Embedding the Recording into Blackboard Learn

Pinned Article Check for Zoom Updates

Describes how to check for Zoom updates on the Zoom desktop client or mobile.

Pinned Article Getting Started with Zoom at Chico State

This article organizes all of the Zoom knowledge base articles by "big picture" process flow.

Pinned Article Installing Zoom for Desktop, Mobile, Outlook, etc.

Instructions for downloading and installing Zoom, with references to Acttivating your Chico State Zoom account and signing in to your Chico State Zoom account

Pinned Article Sign in to your Chico State Zoom Account Using SSO

With the increased usage of Zoom in the past year, it is critical that every single faculty member, student and staff member understand how to verify that they are signed in to Zoom using single-sign on. This ensures features such as unlimited meeting times, recording and breakout rooms will work correctly.

Pinned Article Zoom Frequently Asked Questions

Your frequently asked questions answered.

Accessing your Zoom Recordings from Zoom Portal

If Kaltura is having prolonged issues, you can share a direct link to the zoom recording from http://www.csuchico.edu/zoom. Warning: the Zoom cloud recordings are only valid for 30 days.

Accessing Zoom Audio Transcriptions

After recording a Zoom Meeting to the cloud you can access, review and edit the full audio transcript through your CSU Chico Zoom Portal.

Allow Participants to Choose Own Breakout Rooms

The meeting host can enable participants to choose their own breakout room. This helps make breakout rooms easier to manage.

Creating Breakout Rooms During Your Meeting

Breakout rooms allow you to split your Zoom meeting in up to 50 separate sessions. The meeting host or co-host can choose to split the participants of the meeting into these separate sessions automatically or manually, or they can allow participants to select and enter breakout sessions as they please. The host or co-host can switch between sessions at any time. Although Zoom Support has good information on managing breakout rooms, we wanted to highlight a few limitations for you here.

Enabling Audio Transcriptions and Captions in Zoom

Zoom has an automatic captioning feature which can be enabled through your Zoom Account.  The feature allows for live transcriptions during meetings and the ability to save the meeting transcript as an editable, search-able document.

Join a Zoom Meeting from the Mobile App

Tip: For most course-related Zoom meetings, it will be helpful to know the the meeting passcode in advance.

Opening & Managing Pre-Assigned Breakout Rooms During your Meeting

The following tasks can only be done during your live Zoom meeting:
- Allow participants to choose their own room (best practice in case something goes wrong)
- Open Pre-Assigned Breakout Rooms
- Recover Pre-Assigned Breakout Rooms

Playing Music in Zoom

Music can set the mood and tone for your Zoom meeting. See how to share computer sound during screen share and a trick for focusing audience attention.

Polling for Zoom Meetings

Process for enabling polling, creating and launching polling.

Pre-Assigning Participants to Breakout Rooms

Enabling Pre-Assigned Breakout Rooms, Creating Pre-Assigned Rooms/Users for your Meeting, Import from CSV, Enabling Forced Authentication and teaching students SSO, Allow Participants to Choose Their Own Breakout Room, Recreate and Recover to Pre-Assigned Rooms, Troubleshooting

Run a Zoom Participant Attendance Report

How to track participation / take attendance in a zoom meeting

Scheduling a Meeting from the Zoom Portal

You can schedule a Zoom meeting a variety of ways, including from the desktop client, Outlook, Google calendar etc.
This article links you directly to Zoom's helpful tutorials for scheduling meetings.

Scheduling Office Hours Using your Personal Meeting Room

Faculty who want a single, Zoom meeting for all of their online office hours can create a recurring Zoom meeting and then copy/paste the link into a content folder in each Blackboard Learn course.

Sharing & Annotating in Zoom

Contains instructions for starting a screen share, enabling annotation, annotating on a shared screen, annotating on a shared Zoom whiteboard, and the benefits of annotating on a shared Zoom whiteboard using a tablet.

Some Zoom Login Options Disabled

Describes CSU Chico Zoom login options

Viewing and Editing your Personal Meeting Room

Your Personal Meeting Room is a virtual meeting room permanently reserved for you that you can access with your Personal Meeting ID (PMI) or personal link, if applicable.

Viewing Zoom Poll Reports

This article shows you how to view poll and attendance reports from within your Blackboard course using the Zoom integration tool.

Managing Waiting Rooms as Meeting Host

Beginning April 20th 2020, waiting rooms are now enabled by default for all Zoom education accounts. Find out how to effectively manage your waiting settings, participants in your waiting room, etc.

Recording Zoom Meetings & Embedding the Kaltura Recording into Blackboard

This article describes the process for:
- Recording to the cloud (students must first enable cloud recording)
- Locating the cloud recording on the zoom portal (only valid for 30 days)
- Accessing recordings from Kaltura, Chico State's media server
- Embedding recordings into Blackboard