Answered By: Jeana Rogers Last Updated: Apr 28, 2017 Views: 18
Web conferencing allows you to easily bring in a guest speaker for your course without worrying about the logistics of bringing them to campus. Web conferencing not only allows your students to hear a guest speaker, but interact and ask questions as well. Additionally, Zoom allows you to easily record the session and make it available for review or for students who could not make the initial time.
Office Hours or Virtual Review Sessions
You can easily use web conferencing to hold one-on-one or group meetings with your students. You or your students can easily share file your screen so you can discuss course materials, grades and assignments. Web conferencing also makes it easy for your students to ask you questions by showing you the specific content they need clarification on. Expanding beyond the one-on-one office hours, you can also hold a virtual review session with multiple students and record it so that those unable to attend still can access it. All of this allows you to cover student questions in preparation for an assignment or exam without having to use valuable class time.
Group Collaboration Space
Need an easy way for students to work on a group assignment? Zoom allows students to easily create a virtual space to work on a group project or assignment, or to quickly meet about anything course related. Students no longer have to find a physical room or space for everyone to meet. This is also a great way to connect students in an all online course, or to bring students in different classes — or even universities — together.
You can hold an interactive class entirely online with web conferencing. Zoom even allows you to create Breakout Rooms so students can work in smaller groups to answer a question or work on a case study. You can then bring everyone back to the main room to discuss what they worked on. Whiteboard slides can be shared back and forth between the main room and breakout rooms.