Using Zoom in the Computer Classrooms

Zoom and webcams are available on all instructor computers to help support instruction as we return to campus from the COVID pandemic.

Zoom Uses

  • If some students are quarantining youcan allow them to connect to the class remotely
  • Zoom can be used as a DIY lecture capture solution. You can start a meeting and record it to the Zoom cloud. More info about lecture capture in classrooms can be found at this ServiceHub Knowledgebase article


Starting Zoom

  1. Click on Zoom shortcut in Class Software on Dock (Mac) or Start Menu (PC)
  2. It will automatically open a web browser to access the ADFS login page
  3. Logon with UCD account and authenticate with Duo
  4. You might need to click on the dialog to open Zoom
  5. On Macs you will need to allow access to your microphone & camera


Recording a Zoom session

  1. To record a Zoom session, click Record.
  2. Two selection will appear "Record on this Computer" and "Record to Cloud". Because the recorded session will be processed after the recording is done, you should select "Record to Cloud" in case you need to log off the instructor's station for the next class.
  3. During recording, you can Share Screen to record what's on the screen. A small video from the camera will also be recorded at the same time.
  4. When you are finished recording, click Stop Recording. If you selected "Record to Cloud", a notification will pop up informing that you will receive an email once the video has been processed. 
  5. Your video recording will be available to download via the Zoom web interface once it has been processed. There will be three files available: video, audio-only, and an audio transcript file.


Things to Consider

  • The microphone is built into the webcam (or iMac in SCC), so the audio level will drop the further away the instructor gets from it.
  • The video is available in the cloud for 100 days before being automatically deleted. You cannot automatically upload from the Zoom cloud to another service such as Aggie Video or YouTube. You will first need to download the video, then upload to your desired video service.