Synchronous (live Zoom session)
- This method of instruction would work well for those courses already meeting via Zoom on a regular basis but can be used as an option for any course.
- Make sure you communicate clearly with the faculty member regarding who creates the Zoom meeting link. Faculty should be responsible for sending the link to their students.
- One of the main benefits of live Zoom sessions is that they provide students with real-time discussion, Q&A with a librarian. This kind of connection and community can be beneficial, especially right now, when campus is closed.
- Keep it simple and succinct. It would be better to provide a more focused shorter instruction then to overwhelm them with too much.
- If you have time, supplement instruction with a Libguide or handout and make sure students know how to contact you with questions.If you comfortable, you may want to consider offering students the option of scheduling a Zoom consultation to go over how to do a search, etc.
- Pause regularly during the instruction, long enough to encourage students to ask questions. Ask the faculty member if they would be willing to moderate the questions for you. This often helps the instruction flow better and ensures that you won't miss questions.
UHD Zoom - Direct link to UHD Zoom Portal
Securing your Zoom Classroom
Tips for delivering instruction via Zoom
Zoom safety checklist
Active Learning Tools