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Everything you need to know about learning with Virtual Classrooms

Presenting in a Zoom Virtual Classroom

Zoom Virtual Classrooms allow students who are not able to be physically present in class to attend the session online. The steps below will show you how to do a presentation in a Zoom virtual classroom. To fully participate in a Zoom virtual classroom, it is recommended that you work from a computer enabled with a webcam, speakers, and a microphone. You may also like to use a headset or headphones with an attached speaker.

This guide covers the following topics, use these links for easier navigation:

Step One: Participate in a Zoom Session


 1. At the bottom left of the window, check that you are connected and the microphone and video are enabled.

 You may disable the audio and, or video by clicking on the icons.

 Zoom Mute and Unmute

 2. The screen will be visible in the middle window.

 If the mini window appears, you may expand it by clicking on the zoom expand button at the bottom right of the window.

Zoom viewing screen and exit mini 

 3. To enter full viewing screen, double-left-click on the window, or click on Enter Full Screen at the top-right window.

 Zoom Full Screen

 4. You may change your screen proportion by clicking on View Option then Zoom Ratio at the top of the window.

Zoom View Option

 

Step Two: Sharing a Presentation


During a Zoom virtual classroom session, you may do a presentation by sharing a file, or sharing an opened application, on your desktop with other participants.

1. Click Share Screen option at the bottom of the window.

You may choose to either let others share simultaneously with you, or one person at a time.

 Zoom Share

2. Click Basic and select the relevant application in the Zoom Share Screen window, tick the Share Computer Sound box and the Optimise Screen Sharing For Video Clip box, and click Share.

You need to open the application first to share it through Zoom.

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You can choose Whiteboard to make mindmaps and drawings to make your presentation more interesting, during a Virtual Presentation:

3. Click New Share at the top of the window.

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4. Click Basic, click Whiteboard, and click Share

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You can make Annotation by clicking Whiteboard at the top of the window.

Zoom Share 4

You can share files from your iPad/iPhone by clicking Share New, Basic, iPhone/iPad, and Share. 

Follow the instruction on the window to connect your device.

Zoom Share Ipad

You can choose to share files from your online account by clicking on Share Screen.

You may be required to manually authorize to allow Zoom to share from the online account.

Online sharing accounts:

  • Dropbox
  • Microsoft One Drive
  • Google Drive
  • box

1. Click Share Screen option at the bottom of the window.

You may choose to either let others share simultaneously with you, or one person at a time.

Zoom Share

2. Click on Files and select the relevant online sharing accounts in the Zoom Share Screen window, and click Share.

Zoom Share File with Drives 1

3. Click Connect on the pop-up authorization window.

Zoom Share File with Drives

4. Click Sign in with SSO.

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5. Type victoriauniversity in the white box with ".zoom.us" at the end, and click Continue.

Zoom Share File with Drives 4

6. Type your Student ID in the first box, type your Password in the second box, and click Log in.

Zoom Share File with Drives 5

7. Click Authorise.

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8. Click on the account you would like to share.

You may be required to sign in the chosen account.

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9. Click Allow.

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10. Tick the box under " You are allowing Zoom to:", and click Allow.

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Step Three: Making Annotations


You may use Annotate to make notes, drawings and add arrows on the share screen during a virtual presentation:

1. Click on View Options at the top of the window then click on Annotate.

2. You may choose from a variety of tools:

  • Text
  • Draw
  • Stamp
  • Arrow
  • Eraser
  • Format
  • Undo/Redo
  • Clear
  • Save

Zoom Tools

3. You can take a screenshot of the annotated screen by clicking on Save.

The captured photo will be saved on the computer under the Zoom Folder in Documents.

Zoom screen shot

Zoom save file

4. You can exit the tool by clicking on the red cross icon in the annotation bar.

Zoom Tool Close

 

Step Four: Stop Sharing a Presentation 


1. Hover your mouse to the top of the window.

2. Click Stop Share.

Zoom Stop Sharing

You may click Pause Share to pause your presentation and click Resume Share to continue.

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