November 2020 Tech Tip - Tricks and Best Practices for using Zoom
From Adam Voyton on November 5th, 2020
covered in this Tech Tip video:
Zoom Tech Tip #1: How to use a Virtual Background
· Zoom allows the presenter to use a professionally designed background, that aligns with Wilmington University’s branding
· Several graphics are automatically available to you as options to select as a virtual background.
· You can also use your own custom graphic
Zoom Tech Tip #2: Video Filters (augmented reality graphics that are superimposed on to you)
Zoom Tech Tip #3: Understand the requirements to use Virtual Backgrounds & Video Filters
· Requirement 1: Use your official WilmU Zoom account (not a personal account). To do this, click Zoom on a Canvas course menu or login directly at this link: https://wilmu.zoom.us/
· Requirement 2: Verify you are using the most up to date version. If it’s not up-to-date, put in a help desk ticket to have them update your Zoom desktop app to the latest version.
Requirement 3: Verify you are using the Zoom desktop app. Do not
use the web browser version, since it does not have all of the same features.
Zoom Tech Tip #4: Additional Tips for Effective Zoom Meetings
• Make sure you are in a quiet area and remember to mute your microphone when you’re not speaking.
• A reliable, high-speed Internet connection is necessary to use Zoom. The most common reasons a Zoom session would fail is because of connectivity issues or a slow Internet connection. The bandwidth requirements for Zoom is 2.0 Mbps up and down for single screen.
• Consider turning off your Skype or changing your status to “Do not disturb”. Otherwise, can still receive phone calls during a Zoom meeting.
• If you’re experiencing slow Internet speeds, try shutting down your VPN while in Zoom.
• Modems and Wi-Fi routers will become less effective, after a few years. If your Internet network speed is not very strong, consider upgrading your modern and router.
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