How to Use Zoom for Online Classes

How to Use Zoom for Online Classes

What you need to know when using Zoom for online classes:

With Zoom, we can:

  • Give live lectures online, which is facilitated by sharing our computer’s screen or PowerPoint slides;
  • Have live discussions (video or texting);
  • Record a zoom meeting, or parts of it. Video recordings can then be edited and uploaded to a course on UMMoodle.


Getting started with Zoom

What should I do with a video conference?

We recommend keeping online lectures short and concise. Consider:

  • 20-30 minute video conference session
  • Followed by 20-minute student activities/forum discussions/quizzes on Moodle
  • And then another video conference session, where you can respond to students’ posts and questions, give feedback to their work, conduct further lecture or discussion.
  • We have different teaching styles and preferences, therefore feel free to try different approaches when you conduct video conference sessions, such as straight-up conversations with students, talking over PowerPoint slides, showing images, talking over documents etc.

How do I get my UM Zoom Account?

Please refer to an ICTO FAQ page: How to apply Zoom basic account for hosting meeting?

First-time users in the Mainland can download the app here:

Make sure that you select the Zoom Client app (Zoom 会议客户端)

Any solution when I having the login problems with Zoom? Is there any password for the Zoom meeting?

Please refer to “User Guide of Zoom Cloud-Based Web Conference Services” from ICTO (need to login your UMPASS)”

How do I get started with Zoom?

  • Academic staff need to register for Zoom at
  • Teachers can check their account settings at
  • Students and teachers can join an online meeting by clicking on a link in UMMoodle or a message. Again, more to follow in the next demo video.
  • Remember: first-time users need to download the Zoom app, which will then open when a meeting link is clicked.

How do I schedule a Zoom meeting for each course in UMMoodle?

You can schedule meetings in your course by adding a Zoom activity. Then set up the configure the meeting date/time, duration etc. You can refer to a video tutorial or page.

Main functions of Zoom: Essential Details

How do I know if my audio and video are clear?

Check your audio and video settings

  • Click on the V button beside the microphone. Video tutorial, “test video.”
  • Option:  join a test meeting  if you want to test your audio and familiarize yourself with meeting controls.

How do I run lectures online?

You’ll need to know how to navigate the Zoom app, which is quite simple.

  • Make sure your mic and camera are switched on.
  • Make sure your students are all online. Click the PARTICIPANTS button and you’ll be able to see who’s here and who’s not. Note: Teachers can turn off students’ microphones and/or video feeds, if needed.
  • Find a view that works for you: switch to grid view or presenter view. Tutorial here.

How do I conduct discussions on Zoom? Is it all verbal, or is text available?

Yes, we can certainly conduct discussions, spoken or textual.

  • For text-based discussions, open the chat window. Tutorial here.
  • Send messages to all.
  • We can also share files in the chat window.
  • A recommendation: Please do take a break from lecturing. Students can go to a discussion forum on UMMoodle and make posts. Then everybody come back for another video conferencing session and the teacher can continue with further discussion or give feedback with reference to posts made by students

Can we share our computer screen?

  • Yes, click on the share button and select your desktop. Check out a tutorial video.
  • Or, share one Window, e.g. a PowerPoint presentation.

Can I make a recording of a Zoom meeting?

Yes, we can record the meeting as a video on our computer. Please check out the guide here or video tutorial “Recording a Zoom meeting.”

Can I upload the video to UMMoodle?

Yes, however, it will most like need to be compressed to a smaller file, 200 MB or less.

  • To do this, locate video on your computer and compress it with free Handbrake software. The presets for “Fast 576p or 480p” are recommended. Then, files under 200 MB can be uploaded to UMMoodle and will load quickly on mobiles.
  • Then, you can upload the video file to UMMoodle by dragging and dropping onto a course. Tutorial here.


Get support

For help signing in to Zoom, please contact ICTO Help Desk at 8822-8600 or search ICTO Knowledge Base.

To learn about the features of Zoom, search or
Faculty members or groups of teaching assistants can request an online meeting with CTLE for ideas on incorporating video conferencing into your teaching. Contact Chris Fulton at



  • 透過分享我們的電腦屏幕畫面或PowerPoint課堂簡報,進行現場在線教學;
  • 進行現場討論(視訊或文字信息);
  • 錄影Zoom的課堂, 並將其上傳到UMMoodle上(可視乎需要對影片進行剪輯)



  • 利用Zoom作直播教學每一堂課不要太長,約20-30分鐘就好。
  • 配合UMMoodle一起進行教學,讓學生參與課堂的論壇或測驗等活動。
  • 您可以回應學生在UMMoodle上的貼文和問題,並對他們的作業提出意見,再繼續講課或討論。
  • 每位老師都有不同的教學風格和方式,所以在進行在線課堂時,可以隨意嘗試不同的方法,例如與學生直接對話,圍繞教學材料進行交流(包括簡報、相關圖片、文件等)


請參閱ICTO 問題集(相關連結

身處國內的師生可以通過Zoom內地版網頁下載「Zoom 会议客户端」相關連結)




  • 教學人員需要在ICTO網站上上註冊澳大Zoom帳戶(相關連結
  • 教師可以在Zoom裡檢查自己的帳戶設置。(相關連結
  • 學生和老師可以通過點擊UMMoodle中或訊息框中Zoom連結,來加入在線會議。
  • 首次使用的用戶需要下載Zoom應用程序,點擊會議連結後,Zoom應用程序將會自動打開。


您可以在UMMoodle裡新增活動,點選「Zoom Meeting」來安排在線課堂,然後為視像會議設定日期/時間、時長等。 (教學影片連結)(教學連結




  • 點選Zoom程式裡咪高峰圖示旁邊的更多按鈕,進入「Audio Options…」測試和檢查音頻和視訊設置。 (教學影片連結
  • 更點選參加測試會議「Join a Test Meeting」測試音視頻,並熟習Zoom程式。




  • 確保咪高峰和攝像頭已打開並運作正常。
  • 確保您的學生都已進入你的Zoom課堂,你可以點選「Participants」參與者按鈕,然後您將可以看到誰在你的在線課堂裡;教師有需要時可以關閉學生的咪高峰或攝像頭。
  • 選擇適合上課的界面:可在Zoom裡切換到Grid view(網格檢視)或Presenter view(主講者檢視)。(教學連結

如何在Zoom進行課堂討論? 利用語音或文字交流


  • 請在Zoom程式裡開啟訊息聊天視窗。(教學連結
  • 老師可向所有人發送訊息。
  • 老師和學生還可以在訊息聊天視窗裡共享文件。
  • 我們建議適當時候可以在課間休息一下,然後學生可以在UMMoodle上的論壇上發起討論。 休息回來後回到Zoom裡,老師可以繼續進行進一步的討論,也可以對學生的討論作出回應。


  • 可以!點選Sharing Screen共享屏幕按鈕,然後選擇您的桌面。(教學影片連結
  • 老師還可以選擇共享指定程序的視窗,例如 PowerPoint簡報展示。


可以的!我們可以把會議錄製為視頻並儲存到你的電腦裡。 (教學連結



  • 我們建議老師使用免費的Handbrake軟件對影片進行壓縮,並使用「快速576p或480p」的設定,之後可以將200 MB以下的文件上傳到UMMoodle。(程式下載連結)(教學連結
  • 然後您可以將影片上傳到在UMMoodle的相關課程裡。(教學連結


  1. UMMoodle技術支援:ICTO服務平台(相關連結
  2. 校內Zoom帳號登錄:致電8822-8600與ICTO服務平台聯繫,或搜索ICTO知識庫。(相關連結
  3. 了解Zoom的功能,請登錄Zoom官方支援網頁(相關連結
  4. 本中心也可以在線支援澳大教學人員,請聯絡本中心電子教學技術同事Chris Fulton (
  5. 請到本中心網站尋找更多教學資源(相關連結
By |2020-08-19T16:51:11+08:00February 2nd, 2020|T&L Blog|1 Comment

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  1. Chris Fulton February 28, 2020 at 9:05 am

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