Because this course is being run online an using a variety of web tools we are creating this section to allow you to find instructions on the class tools. Much of this material is required for the lecture, but we are putting it in the lab as the lecture material can be printed, and this is online material is germane to this specific class and not a printed book.
This class will use Zoom and you need to be logged in by 8:40 AM. We will use the same Zoom link for lecture and lab and it will be emailed to you. I suggest you set up an email notification through your Google Calendar and the following video shows you how to do that for the duration of the class (with the email containing the link being sent 10 minutes before class).
Accessing Google Classroom
If you open your Google Mail you will see 9 dots by your name which opens the Google Suite. If you scroll to the bottom you will find Google Classroom, and if you open the Drive you will also find a folder called Classroom where you can find your assignments.
Download and Install Zoom Client
Run the .exe file you just downloaded to install Zoom client to your device.
In order to be preassigned to Zoom Breakout Rooms you must log in to the Zoom App. So open the App, and log in
Enabling Dual Monitors
If you have two or more monitors you can enable dual monitors which will allow you to share your screen and see someone else’s screen at the same time without constantly switching between them.
1. Start the Zoom App on your computer.
2. Click on the Settings icon in the top right corner of your Zoom window
3. Edit your general settings to match the image below
4. If you are the host you can enable multiple screen share so two people can share and see both shared screens at the same time
Sometimes you will need to be able to control someone else’s computer or you will need to give a permission to someone to control yours. It often happens during troubleshooting sessions.
1. When someone is sharing their screen (let’s call that person Participant 1) navigate to the panel at the top and click View Options --> Request Remote Control
4. Read the warning and click Request
5. Participant 1 will be asked for their permission, and they have a choice to approve or decline it.
6. If they give you the permission to control their screen you will see a yellow bar at the top pf the shared screen
7. Participant 1 will see the green bar at the top of the shared screen while you are controlling it
7. Participant 1 can cancel control at any time by selecting Remote Control --> Abort or simply stopping the screen share
During meetings the host might open Breakout Rooms. Depending on the settings participants might be moved to the breakout room automatically, or they will be asked to join the assigned Breakout Room. When you see this message click Join.
You will see two new options in your breakout room: Ask for help and Leave Room.
Use Ask for Help button if you need Host’s help. When you click on it, you will see a new pop-up window.
When you invite the Host to join your Breakout room they will see a notification. Keep in mind that the Host might be busy working with another group and may take a few minutes for them to join your room.
If you need to leave the breakout or the meeting click on the Leave button and select the option you need.
If you leave the group, you will go back to the main room. The host may or may not be there. Please note that this option might be disabled by the Host.
If you leave the meeting and then come back, you will join the main room by default and the Host will then have to assign you to one of the rooms.
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