You may find our post on Migrating to online teaching, in the context of a corona virus campus closure, useful.

We are encouraging and supporting a blend of Moodle, Panopto and MS Teams for UG and PG teaching.  These services, however, do not necessarily meet the needs of colleagues on our Pre-sessional English Programmes as they transition from classroom-to-online in support of international students.

Online meetings

Zoom is a web conferencing application where many individuals can join the same meeting and share audio and video. It also allows for screen sharing and presentation mode.

Free Zoom accounts allow anyone to set up sessions lasting up to 40 minutes with up to 100 participants.

Students do not need to download Zoom and can join Zoom sessions from a web browser.

Meetings can be created on-the-fly or scheduled

Why consider Zoom instead of MS Teams?

Equipment needed

  • Device (desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone) with a good internet connection, preferably wired or Wi-Fi
  • Headphones or earbuds (optional)
  • Microphone (if possible; a separate microphone can be better than your device’s built-in mic)
  • Web camera (optional)

Getting started

  1. Create a free Zoom account
  2. Download the latest Zoom software

Hosting and scheduling Zoom meetings

  1. How to host an instant Zoom meeting
  2. How schedule a Zoom meeting
  3. How to share the meeting with participants

Support for students

  1. How to join a Zoom meeting as a participant



Posted by Martin King

Senior Learning Technologist; MOOC Producer; Moodle, Turnitin, Grademark, Peermark, Panopto, Turning Technologies expert.

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