Zoom for Instruction

About Zoom for Instruction

"Zoom for Instruction" provides workshops, consultations and other support for Berkeley instructors using Zoom. Zoom for Instruction also helps instructors access and use Zoom Webinars and Zoom Pro for official classes with more than 300 students. 

In addition to supporting live lecture streaming, Zoom can also support many other instructional scenarios, including interactive video, video recording (on-demand, asynchronous viewing), and active learning (polling, breakout rooms, whiteboards/annotations, screensharing, etc.). Zoom is  integrated withbCourses

More About Zoom for Instruction

Webinars & Zoom Pro for Large Classes

Teaching a class with more than 300 students? Please email zoom-help@berkeley.edu to find out more about our support for large classrooms using zoom pro or webinars.

Get Help with Zoom for Instruction

Zoom Helpdesk for Instructors

RTL offers a drop-in virtual helpdesk(link is external) (Zoom meeting link) for UC Berkeley Instructors from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Zoom for Instruction Alerts & Updates

NEW! - Zoom Learning Center

The Zoom Learning Center provides a wealth of resources including courses for obtaining certifications on Zoom Meeting, Zoom Webinar, Zoom Phone, Zoom Rooms and administration.

https://learning.zoom.us/pages/27/home

Advanced Polling

On November 8th, Zoom added several new polling and quiz features.  Zoom Client 5.8.3 or higher is required for anyone to participate in polls that use the new features; however basic polling features will still work with previous versions.  Here is the link to Zoom's advanced polling instructions:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/4412325214477-Advanced-polling-and-quizzing-for-meetings

The polling feature for meetings allows you to create single choice or multiple choice polling questions, while advanced polling adds matching, ranked choice, short answer, and long answer options. You can also set correct answers to have the poll function as a quiz.

The UC Berkeley Zoom Team recommends that everyone at Berkeley upgrade their mobile and desktop apps to this latest version to improve and enhance their Zoom meeting and webinar experiences. 

Note: If you are on a managed machine with Berkeley Desktop you can also use BigFix (Windows) or Self-Service (Mac) to update your Zoom instance. 

For more support, contact ITCS itcsshelp@berkeley.edu or your departmental IT staff for assistance.