Zoom Video Conferencing
for K-20 Schools
In late 2016, an agreement between the K-20 Education Network and Zoom Video Communications was signed to provide a cloud-based videoconferencing service to K-20 customers. The goal of this agreement is to provide Zoom as an alternate and/or supplemental videoconferencing tool that allows users to engage in interactive video and audio conferencing and collaboration on a variety of desktops and mobile platforms, at no additional cost to Washington State school districts.
The current K-20 videoconferencing and K-20 Online Resource Reservation System (KORRS) scheduling system will be continued for the foreseeable future, as well. The use of the Zoom cloud-based videoconferencing service by districts is entirely optional, but is highly recommended for curricular activities and administrative purposes.
Zoom Tutorials to Get You Started
Tutorial 1: First Things First ... Configuring Your Zoom Settings
This tutorial will help Zoom users to do the preliminary work on their account before they use Zoom:
Setting up a user profile * Configuring global meeting settings * Setting up Zoom client software
Tutorial 2: Preparing for Your Virtual Meeting
This tutorial is for hosts who need to schedule their virtual meeting and do their preparation in advance of the meeting:
Selecting the settings for a meeting * Inviting others to a meeting * Preparing your polls in advance of a meeting
Tutorial 3: Using the Basic Features of Zoom
This tutorial will introduce hosts of Zoom meetings to the basic features of Zoom, and provides step-by-step instructions on how to use those features:
Starting a meeting * Understanding controls that are visible without sharing your screen, and while sharing your screen * Joining with audio * Using your web cam * Managing participants * Using polls * Sharing your screen (your desktop, whiteboard, iPhone or iPad, an open document, a video) * Using annotation on a document * Using the chat window * Ending a meeting vs. Leaving a meeting
This tutorial also includes a list of preparation activities to do at various intervals before a meeting, and a list of best practices for successful web-based meetings.
Tutorial 4: Using the Advanced Features of Zoom
This tutorial covers the advanced controls that a Zoom meeting host is likely to use:
Breakout rooms * File transfers * Waiting room * Recording your meeting
If you would like to place all of the tutorials listed above into a binder, you can use this document as a binder cover