Project Description

Tips and Examples for Teaching with  Zoom: Strategies for Increasing Participation

This week’s best practices for your online class meetings

With online learning now being implemented at the University of Macau, committed teachers are holding classes online with UMMoodle and Zoom. This blog post features some of our colleagues’ tips and best practices. Let’s see what has worked well to support teaching and learning of different disciplines in an online environment.

Dr. Alice S. Lee (FAH/ELC)
I have been using a combination of Moodle Discussion Forums and Zoom to conduct my language classes online. This is the general sequence I use:

  1. I post my teaching points in the form of screencasts or narrated PPTs (15 minutes max) to UMMoodle. I ask my students to take the first 30 minutes of class to view my teaching points.
  2. My students and I meet in Zoom so that I can (1) answer their questions, and (2) show them the asynchronous activities they need to complete in the Moodle Discussion Forum.
  3. I also use Zoom to conduct small group activities using the  breakout room  function.
    1. I use both the manual grouping (for existing groups) and
    2. the random grouping (for one-off discussions) functions to keep the class active.
  4. To give students feedback in real-time, I use the  remote control  function. I ask a particular student (whether we are in the main room or in the breakout room) to share his/her screen. Once the screen share appears, I request remote control. The screen sharer needs to confirm my request first. Once confirmed, I can “take over” the student’s screen and give feedback on his/her work.

Note: Please keep in mind that not all students have easy access to the Internet or have their computers with them. In fact, quite a few of my students are accessing our Zoom meetings using their phone or tablet.

For more FAQs and step-by-step guides to Zoom, see the ICTO Knowledge Base at

To learn about the features of Zoom, search or

UM staff can get immediate assistance 24//7 online from Zoom’s Support Desk. Start a chat by clicking on the button at the bottom of that page.

For help with UMMoodle or Zoom, please contact ICTO Help Desk at 8822-8600 during office hours or by email at


撰文:Alice S. Lee博士


Alice S. Lee博士(人文學院/英語中心)

我一直結合Moodle論壇和Zoom來在線教授英語。 (相關連結


  1. 我在UMMoodle上以屏幕錄影或教學簡報解說(最多15分鐘)的形式發布我的教學重點。 我要求學生在上課的前30分鐘查看我的教學要點。(相關連結
  2. 我會和學生在Zoom中見面,因此我可以:
  • 回答他們的問題;
  • 在Moodle論壇上向他們展示需要完成的教學活動。

3. 我還使用Zoom的分組討論室功能進行小組活動。(相關連結

  • 我使用了手動分組(對於現有的分組)和
  • 隨機分組(用於一次性討論)可令課堂保持在活動狀態。

4. 為了實時給學生反饋,我使用了Zoom“遙距控制”功能 (相關連結)。

我先要求一個學生共享屏幕, 應用出現後,我要求進行遠程控制。 屏幕共享的學生需要先確認我的請求。 確認後我可以“接管”學生的屏幕並提供有關相關作業的反饋。

注意:請記住,並非所有學生都可以輕鬆上網或隨身帶備電腦。 所以我的很多學生都使用手機或平板電腦進入Zoom在線課堂。