The Zoom Waiting Room
The Zoom waiting room feature allows the host to control when a participant joins the meeting. The meeting host can allow participants to join the meeting one-by-one, or admit all participants at once.
For help with Zoom’s Waiting Room, consult the following support resources:
- Enabling the waiting room feature (Zoom Official site)
- Using waiting rooms (+ waiting room features) (Zoom Official site + video)
- Customizing your Waiting Room Settings (Zoom Official site)
- Enabling Sound Notifications for Meetings (Zoom Official Site)
Screen Sharing and Annotation
The Zoom screen sharing feature allows meeting hosts to share their computer screen content with other meeting participants, including the desktop, browser window, powerpoint slides, videos, applications, etc. The annotation feature allows meetings hosts to annotate shared content in Zoom using the built-in annotation tools. Meeting hosts have the option to enable/disable annotation for all meeting participants.
For help with Zoom’s Screen Sharing feature, consult the following support resources:
- Sharing your screen (Zoom Official site + video)
- Sharing a PowerPoint presentation (Zoom Official site)
- Playing a video file with sound through Screen Share (Zoom Official site)
- Sharing with a dual monitor setup (Zoom Official site)
- Allowing multiple participants to share their screens simultaneously (Zoom Official site)
- Using Zoom’s Screen Sharing and Annotation Features (5min video)
- Sharing a Whiteboard (Zoom Official site)
NOTE: In order for participants to be able to annotate, they have to join the session via the zoom desktop app.
The Zoom breakout room feature allows you to temporarily divide your zoom meeting into separate sessions for small group discussion, and then bring participants back to the main room to resume the larger meeting. Meeting hosts can split a Zoom meeting in up to 50 sessions, and have the option to divide the groups manually or automatically. Breakout room groups can be pre-assigned, self-selected, or randomly assigned.
For help with Zoom’s Breakout Room feature, consult the following support resources:
- Enabling the Breakout room feature (Zoom Official site + video)
- The Basics of Breakout Rooms (3min video)
- Self Selecting Breakout Rooms and other features (Zoom Official site)
- Managing Breakout Rooms (Zoom Official site + video)
- Pre-assigning breakout rooms via the Zoom Web Portal (Zoom Official site)
- Pre-assigning breakout rooms via the Zoom LTI (Zoom Official site)
NOTE: When joining a meeting, participants need to be signed in to their Carleton Zoom account to be placed into the pre-assigned rooms. If they are not signed in, or signed in with a different account, the pre-assignment will not be applied.
The Zoom Polling feature allows meeting hosts to create single choice or multiple choice polls during a meeting and receive real-time feedback. Polls can be launched by a host at any time during a Zoom meeting and results can be downloaded after the meeting has ended.
For help with Zoom’s Polling feature, consult Zoom’s support page on Using the Polling feature during Zoom meetings (Zoom Official site + video)
The Zoom virtual background feature allows hosts or participants to display an image or video as their background during a meeting. You can select one of Zoom’s default virtual backgrounds, or you can upload your own image or video.
For help with Zoom’s Virtual Backgrounds, consult Zoom’s support page on Enabling and using a virtual background (Zoom Official site + video).
Carleton Zoom Support Contact Information
Visit theTLS Support Portal
Hours of Operation: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday (excluding university holidays).
Student Technical Support
Zoom’s Official Support Site
Phone: +1.888.799.9666 ext. 2.
Chat: Go to zoom.com and click the Chat icon in the lower-right corner to chat with Zoom’s virtual assistant.