ZOOM Guides

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TEE team ZOOMing in on your instructional design and educational technology needs!


Don’t be the next victim of Zoom-Bombing! That’s right – it’s real and should be on your radar. What can you do?

1. Check out these UCSF Zoom security recommendations from IT and ETS.
2. When scheduling a Zoom meeting: Use a password (now required) and enable the waiting room feature.

Now that you’re got the security basics down, use these guides to create effective sessions using ZOOM, including how to set up ZOOM to schedule meetings, to send invitations to your attendees, to manage audio and video, to end meetings, and to facilitate meetings in rooms with video conferencing. You can also customize your Zoom profile by uploading a profile photo. Consider adding your pronouns to your name because in our inclusive UCSF community, Pronouns Matter.

Check out our Remote Learning page for UCSF School of Medicine faculty educators in the Bridges Curriculum. If you are directly involved with medical students and want further consultation on using ZOOM in educational projects or for complex meetings, contact iROCKET at iROCKET@ucsf.edu or 415-502-2800 to learn more.

We are regularly updating these documents. If you are unsure if you have the latest version, please check the time stamp in the footer of your document. Download the latest version below if it's newer than the document you have.

When using ZOOM, make sure that you:

  • have the latest version of the ZOOM app, as well as any other software you'll be using with it (e.g. PowerPoint) installed.
  • wear a headset or earbuds with a built-in microphone, and make sure your audio is being captured from this microphone instead of your computer's built-in microphone. In almost all cases, this will dramatically improve upon how other remote participants hear your voice. The UCSF Library has some audio and video equipment available for check-out.

Check out our ZOOM Guides:

Prepare for sessions
Facilitate interaction
Create and manage recordings
Facilitate on-campus sessions
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