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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 Zoom and Moodle Discussion Forums to conduct my language classes online. In addition to lecturing, here are two ways I engage students during Zoom meetings.

1. In Zoom, I conduct small group activities using the  breakout room  function.

  • I use both the manual grouping (for existing groups) and
  • the random grouping (for one-off discussions) functions to keep the class active.

2. 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.

Here are three quick tips as we start our semester teaching online.

1. Expect lag (delay in the relaying of information), so pause longer than you normally do.

2. Encourage students to engage with you and your content non-verbally via emojis. Students can clap their hands, give a thumbs up to an idea, love something, laugh, express shock, and celebrate.

3. If you are going to call on a student to answer your question, give the student ample preparation time since it is difficult to establish individualized eye contact in a Zoom class.

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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)除了講課之外,我還通過以下兩種方式在 Zoom 會議期間與學生互動:

1. 我使用Zoom的分組討論室功能進行小組活動。(相關連結

  • 我使用手動分組(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。

2. 為了實時給學生反饋,我使用了Zoom“遠程控制”功能 (相關連結)。我要求一個特定的學生(無論我們是在主房間還是在分組討論室)分享他/她的屏幕。屏幕共享出現後,我就要求進行遠程控制。 屏幕共享的學生需要先確認我的請求。一旦確認後我可以“接管”學生的屏幕並对他/她的作業提供反饋。


  1. 預計會有延遲(信息傳遞的延遲),所以停頓時間比平時更長一些。
  2. 鼓勵學生通過表情符號以非語言方式與您和您的內容互動。 學生可以拍手、對某個想法豎起大拇指、熱愛某事、大笑、表達震驚和慶祝。
  3. 如果您要請學生回答您的問題,請給學生充足的準備時間,因為在Zoom教學中很難建立個性化的眼神交流。

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