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General Zoom Information for WashULaw Courses

All classes will be conducted online and most faculty will use Zoom to do so. WUSTL IT offers Zoom at no cost to faculty, and students.  Students and faculty should access Zoom through Canvas. Those seeking more information on Zoom’s integration with Canvas, should visit this linked site.

The attached document provides Zoom instructions for students.

If you are a faculty member, and you have questions about the Zoom online instructions that you should provide to students, please refer to the email that you received from Scott Baker on Friday, March 13, 2020 (1:11 pm CST).

The University has created a page of useful hints and tips that you can access here. There is also a Zoom cheatsheet available here.

Law Faculty Zoom Teaching Instructions and Tips

Turn On the Record Button. To avoid glitches in the upload of video recordings experienced during the practice sessions, faculty MUST turn on and off the recording of the class.  Once the zoom class has started and you are ready to teach, turn on the record button. Turn it off at the end of class. Know that the mic is “hot” even when you are muted.

Provide Students with the Phone Number tor the ClassPaste the phone number associated with the class session in the chat at the beginning of class. That way, if a student loses internet access during class they can join via phone.  The phone number for each class meeting can be found by clicking on that specific class in the zoom canvas course page. Next click on the copy invitation, where you will find the phone number (any one should work).

Improving Your Internet Connection.  Teaching via zoom works best with a strong internet signal. If you have a slow signal, your video or your students’ videos will freeze or buffer and it might be hard to hear. Here are a few tips for improving your signal.

  1. Use a wired not a wireless connection. That is, attach your computer via an ethernet cord to the router.  If you don’t have an ethernet cord (and you won’t be able to buy one now), you have to maximize the Wi-Fi signal. To do so:
  2. If your Wi-Fi appears slow during class, have the students shut off their videos.
  3. Always provide the students with the powerpoints or lecture materials after class.

Below you will find useful resources for remote teaching with Zoom and Canvas including resources on how to create a more interactive classroom:



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