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Student Guide to Zoom: Zoom Tips

Student guide to using Zoom

Zoom Tips

  • Become familiar with the basic controls and features in Zoom.
  • You can use Zoom tools to participate:
    • You can "annotate" a shared screen. When you're seeing a screen that was shared by you or someone else in the meeting, you can add text, circle things you don’t understand, and more. Just click the annotate tool from the options drop-down menu at the top of the screen.
    • Use a whiteboard. When you click Share Screen, you can choose to share a built-in whiteboard. You and your group members can add text, draw on the screen and more.
    • Add comments in the chat. If you're meeting with your professor and the rest of your class, they might have everyone else's microphone muted to cut down on noise. You can still participate by adding comments in the chat box. 
    • Send and receive files in the chat. If there is something you want to share with your group members or professor, you can send it through the chat feature. Your professor may also use the chat to send files to the class.


Read more info here: In-Meeting Controls