Exploring CarmenZoom: Engage Your Students

Wed, 7/22/2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | CarmenZoom  


By the end of this session, you will be able to: 

  • Identify the various functions and tools in CarmenZoom that contribute to positive teaching and learning experiences
  • Effectively use the functions and tools that best align with your course context and goals
  • Get answers to pressing questions about how to use Zoom in your course
  • Incorporate strategies and examples shared by others in the session

How can you leverage CarmenZoom, Ohio State's web conferencing platform, for your online course? Join us for one or more interactive sessions to practice using key functions in Zoom, experience that functionality as both a student and an instructor, and learn from facilitators and fellow participants about how to effectively integrate them into an online course. Facilitators will answer questions and demonstrate the use of various tools in Zoom.

This session, Engage Your Students, will focus on how to gauge student reactions and check for understanding while teaching in a synchronous Zoom class session. We will demonstrate how to use polling, yes/no and other reactions, and the hand-raising features in Zoom. We will also share examples and best practices for using the chat function. 

You must register to receive the Zoom link for this workshop. All registrants will receive the link and sign-in instructions via email one hour before the session.

To join:

  1. In the sign in window, select Sign In with SSO
  2. The domain is osu.zoom.usSelect Continue
  3. Sign in using your Ohio State Username (lastname.#) and password.

If you have never used CarmenZoom, you will need to activate your account before you can access the session. Please download the desktop client, or the app if using a mobile device, and log into go.osu.edu/carmenzoom to activate your account. For help, visit Getting Started in CarmenZoom in the ODEE Resource Center. Be sure to test Zoom at least one hour in advance of the session and contact the Service Desk at 614-688-4357 or carmen@osu.edu if you have any issues.

Check our schedule for additional Exploring CarmenZoom topics: The Basics, Student-Student Interaction.

Accommodation requests

If you have registered or are on the waitlist and require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact odeeworkshops@osu.edu. Requests made by July 8 will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

Teaching endorsements

This session is eligible for the following endorsements provided by the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning: Teaching Online and Technology-Enhanced Teaching.

Read more about teaching endorsements.

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