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Zoom Tips & Suggestions

Every student has access to a UCSB Zoom account. Sign in using your UCSB NetID and password. Almost all classes will post materials and interactive activities on GauchoSpace. Some classes, but not all, will also use Zoom for interaction, office hours, discussions, etc. But Zoom is also an important tool for you! You can use it to hold study groups and learning communities and to check in with others. It is highly recommended that you familiarize yourself with Zoom and its tools. UCSB IT created this site and quick reference sheet as a guide.

Zoom meeting tips

  • Enter your full name and pronouns as your screen name. In your Zoom profile, you can add your pronouns at the end of your last name.
  • Add your photo so folks can see who you are if you turn off your video during a call.
  • If your internet connection is slow or lagging, consider turning off your video.
  • Use the microphone mute button as needed to reduce noise. If you are the host of the meeting, you can “mute all”.
  • The chat option can be a quick and effective tool for questions/communication.

Sample Zoom profile:

Zoom tutorials: interactive & collaborative features

  • Screen sharing: Share your desktop. You can choose which browser or file to share. A green border indicates that you are screen sharing.
  • Whiteboard feature: Share a whiteboard that you and other participants (if allowed) can annotate. There is an option for users to auto-save their Whiteboards after the meeting is over.
  • Annotate on a shared screen: Write over shared screens/slides.
  • Zoom breakout rooms: Attendees can be separated into breakout “rooms” for group discussions.

Zoom 101

Learn more about Zoom and its features from the ONDAS Student Center and Transfer Student Center teams:

  • View the Zoom 101 video which will guide you through the Zoom basics. Or, you can check out the Transfer Student Center Google Calendar to see when the next Live Zoom 101 Session will take place.

If you are having trouble with Zoom software, email Collaborate helpdesk support.

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