Dale E. Parson
Department of Computer Science & Information
Room 260, Old Main
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Instructor Zoom for Real Time Virtual
Classroom (RTVC) starting Fall 2018.
Student instructions probably use the 3rd UI below,
without the administrative Record button, etc.
I do not know whether there is a way to
disable Share for students, but it should only be used
when they present.
The Zoom Portal is at https://kutztown.zoom.us/
. Bookmark that baby, because it does not show up in most
PITFALL: Instructors must Join a Meeting
(equivalent to BBC room) via the portal to get the
PITFALL: Also, make sure to LEAVE a meeting. Do not
END it, since 1 meeting runs all semester.
Learning Technology Zoom page is here. Create a
Zoom (Meeting) Room is a faculty member's first
Learning Technology Zoom page is here. General
Zoom home page is here.
1. Instructor Create a Zoom (Meeting)
Room is your first step.
There is no D2L integration of Zoom.
You have to copy & paste links manually.
My use of D2L is limited, so I plan to
paste the Zoom Meeting (a.k.a. Room) links into my regular
Here is what my first one looks like. I
used their suggested defaults.
PITFALL: Do NOT Record
automatically to the Cloud. A meeting lasts all semester.
shuts off when you leave the meeting? I don't know. I may
PITFALL: When you enter a
Meeting ID into the zoom.us application, use just the
numeric part, not the entire URL.
2. Logging into a Meeting Room and using Zoom as an
2a. Go to the Zoom Portal using a
supported browser. I had problems using Firefox with BBC
from home, so I use Chrome.
IN using your KU login ID & password. If you don't
sign in, you won't be able to record.
2c. Go to this course / meeting page
(above graphic) and click the full Join URL.
You will have to
download & install the zoom.us application the
first time. At least I did on Mac.
you don't see the Record button per this graphic, then you
didn't log in via the Zoom Portal. I tripped over this on
Regarding Application Sharing permissions, Jim
Brenneck wrote: 'Within the Zoom website it’s under “My
Meeting Settings” and then “In Meeting (Advanced); there
is a setting for Screen Sharing, but it affects both Host
and Participant simultaneously, without separation ... It
needs to be turned “ON”.' (Parson note: "In Meeting"
appears to be global and therefore affects all Meeting
Rooms; it appears not to be specific to one course's
Meeting Room; It is "ON" by default.)
Jim continued: 'Within the meeting you
can change share settings to get more control by clicking
the upward arrow to the right of “Share”.
There are 3 options, but I usually recommend using the
“One participant can share at a time” setting and unless
you are having the students present, then for who can
share, select: “Only Host”.' This is when you are logged
into a Meeting session, using the above arrow to the right
Also, under “In Meeting (Basic)”,
enable “Always show meeting control toolbar.”
Below is without the Record button. Other admin
capabilities are missing. You don't want this. I guess
this is the student view.
I have not been logged in at the same time as students
because classes have not started. It appears similar to
Share, Record, and Manage Participants
are similar to BBC. You can Unmute All
participants as part of Manage Participants.
I have used Record briefly. It emails you a link
for every Recorded session! You have to install these
links under your course page or D2L.
It will allow you to enable download of
a MP4. You need to pass along a link for that, too! There
will be lots of link copy & paste.
I plan to stop the recording before I
leave a meeting because we had problems with BBC if we
3. Leave the meeting, but do NOT end it (PITFALL).
It is OK to click the red End Meeting button on the main
page, but select Leave Meeting on the pop-up.
Maybe Ending the meeting does not kill
the room. I don't have time for trial & error.
Information from previous semesters:
Dr. Spiegel wrote on 23 February 2017 in relation to audio
feedback problems when using BBC:
I recalled in the old days when there
was a checkbox on the mic going through to the speakers. I
found it today.
See attached image. Get there via
Make sure the
'Listen to this Device' box is unchecked.
Once I did
that, no more echo.