Zoom

NUIT provides guidance on how to use Zoom which covers everything from basic actions such as scheduling meetings and screen sharing all the way up to managing breakout rooms and using polls

Using Zoom in Canvas

You can add Zoom meetings into your Canvas course using the Zoom intergration, we recommend using "static meeting rooms".  

The screencast below covers creating a Zoom meeting room in Canvas.
If you are scheduling a meeting on behalf of someone else please also refer to the above guide.

Sharing recordings from small group teaching

You may wish to record some of the small group teaching sessions that you run on Zoom.  Before you record sessions please see our note on Capturing small group teaching.

Zoom can record to your local computer or to the cloud. We recommend recording to the cloud as this will also generate a machine generated transcript for the event.  Recordings are kept by Zoom for 30 days but can be downloaded.   The recording is held in the Zoom account used to set up the meeting. 

Captions and Transcripts

Live Captions are now available for Zoom meetings but need first to be enabled in the Zoom profile of the person creating the meeting.

  • From the zoom web portal go to Meeting (advanced)
  • In the Closed captioning box, tick to "Enable live transcription service..."
  • Once your meeting has started click the CC button (Live Transcript) and select Enable Auto-Transcription

For more details see NUIT's guide Automatic-captions in Zoom (pdf) 

Machine generated captions of meeting recordings

Zoom creates captions for cloud recordings.  However, the recordings and timestamped captions (.vtt) are only held on Zoom for 30 days, if you need to keep the recordings for longer we recommend saving the recordings to ReCap (or Stream) - both of these services provide automatic captions.