Technical Skills Seminar | Zooming into the Fall Semester: Taking Your Skills to the Next Level

Event date: 
July 9, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Carla Zimowsk
Princeton University
History Department

Thursday, July 9 @ 2 p.m.
Zooming into the Fall Semester: Taking Your Skills to the Next Level

Hosts: Carla Zimowsk | Jennifer Loessy | Kristian Kauker - Senior Multimedia Support Specialist, Instructional Support Services

So, you think you know Zoom, eh? Whether you are new to Zoom, have participated in or even hosted Zoom meetings, there is plenty more to learn!  Join this interactive session that will review some of the essential basics you might not know plus explore some of the more advanced capabilities that can help you create and maintain an engaging virtual lecture, seminar, precept, event, or general discussion.  

Topics Covered:

  • Meeting vs. Personal Meeting vs. Webinar - which to use when
  • Zoom Etiquette & Best Practices / Combating Zoom Fatigue 
  • Default Settings vs. Meeting Settings
  • Zoom Client vs. Web Interface
  • Host, Alternative Hosts, and Co-Hosts
  • Registration and Reporting
  • Meeting Templates
  • Screen/Audio Sharing Tips & Tricks
  • Audio/Video Settings: To Be Seen/Heard or Not To Be Seen/Heard
  • Sharing Videos
  • Waiting Rooms
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Polling
  • Recording (Cloud vs. Local)
  • Security Tips & Tricks

This is the third seminar in a series of six technical seminars designed to enhance the skills of teaching faculty, staff and students. All seminars are open to the Department of History faculty, staff, and graduate students, as well as those in its associated centers and programs.

To join this seminar, registration is required. To register, visit:


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