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Camera Use In Zoom

This useful resource (that explores why students switch off theft webcams in Zoom classes) was shared in the Flex training that CTL is providing. Definitely worth a look.

Zoom Immersive View


Zoom has recently released Immersive View. Here is how you can activate this for Zoom meetings:

  • Log into
  • Click on "Settings"
  • Click on "In Meeting (Advanced)" under the "Meeting" tab
  • Activate "Immersive View"

So long as you are using a recent version of the Zoom app, you can activate the view in meetings that you host.


​Respondus Live Proctoring

The Center for Teaching and Learning has a created a new page that documents how to use "​Respondus Live Proctoring."

Zoom Live Transcript


Zoom has added an extremely useful new feature – Live Transcript. The Live Transcript provides either subtitles or a transcript window to your live Zoom sessions.

This can be helpful in several ways:

  • The transcript can aid in the creation of meeting minutes.
  • The subtitles and transcript can be helpful to students with English as a second or third language.
  • The transcript can be helpful to students who step away from Zoom for a few minutes. The transcript provides a record of what was missed.

Please note: The Live Transcript does not meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards. If you have students with a disability, please work with the Center for Students with Disabilities to make an appropriate accommodation.

Please note: Live Transcription can only be switched on by the host (owner) of a Zoom session.

Here is how you switch it on:

  • In your Zoom session, click on “Live Transcript.
  • Click on “Enable Auto Transcription.
    • This switches on the subtitles.
  • To switch on the live transcript, click on the downward facing arrow to the right of the “Live Transcript” button and select “View Full Transcript.

More information can be found here.


Tech Tuesday: mmhmm

Mmhmm is an exciting new interactive video presentation tool designed for educators forced (or actively embracing) teaching online.

The app launched recently, and already has several features that are perfect for online teaching – both live and pre-recorded:

  • Collaborative presentations: Two presenters can drive the same presentation in Zoom. Slide content is synchronized between both presenters, perfect for co-teaching and student feedback.
  • Mimics newscasts and television: You can add sophisticated background effects, video filters, slides, and movies to your presentations.
  • Record regular video or interactive presentations: Interactive presentations allow your audience to jump to particular slides in your presentation and change video settings.
  • Transparency effects: Rather than blocking slide content, you can appear as a hologram in front of your slides – so students can see you and your content simultaneously.
  • Laser pointers: Annotate slide content with laser pointers.
  • Works with Panopto, Zoom, Teams, Google Meet and more: You can use mmhmm to improve camera and sharing settings in videoconference software, or in your Panopto recordings.
  • And more…

Date: Tuesday November 17
Time: 12 p/m.
Location: Zoom

You can register

Zoom & Panopto: Classroom Recording

I have posted a video recap and resources from April's Tech Tuesday on "Zoom and Panopto," which largely focuses on how to use those tools to record in DePaul's regular classrooms. All can be found here.

Zoom: Tips, Best Practices, and Hacks

The next Tech Tuesday is on the 3oth April, 2019 - you can register

Zoom is an enterprise video/web conferencing and collaboration solution for all of DePaul's faculty, staff, and student employees. Zoom can integrate with D2L, as well as Outlook email and calendars. You can use it to connect to traditional Polycom videoconference systems, or to replace face-to-face committee meetings.

In this practical session we will cover:

• Zoom’s history, and what it does.
• The competition: Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting , Skype, and TeamViewer
• How to use it in a DePaul classroom to connect to remote presenters (and students).
• How to record classroom content.
• How to edit and share recordings with your students.
• How to create reoccurring meetings.
• How to use the automated transcripts.
• How to annotate your presentations (and let your students do this too).
• Best practices.
• Hacks: remote presentations, sharing screens, and image filters.


Information Services shared an update on Zoom. The easy-to-use videoconferencing system will soon be available to all DePaul faculty and staff:

As an existing Zoom user, your free account will become associated with DePaul and will be converted to a Pro account, giving you access to the full range of Zoom capabilities. In the coming weeks, look for another email from us including more detailed information on how we will be equipping and onboarding you with Zoom. You can find more information on the additional features you will receive with a Pro account at the following resources:

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