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Did you miss the Jan. 27 Tech Tips Live! about Zoom?

The first Tech Tips Live! session was Jan. 27 and delivered via Zoom webconferencing by Shelley Troyer, Information Technology Assistance Center. There were 43 participants in the session. This session covered Zoom topics that you might not be familiar with, such as co-hosting, breakout sessions, and running a webinar.

All Tech Tip Live! sessions are recorded and on the Tech Tips Live! website. A schedule of upcoming sessions is also on the website.

At the end of the session, there were several questions for Shelley:

  • Do the large meeting licenses stay with one individual or are they used one time then are granted to another person?
    Large meeting licenses are only assigned on the specific days requested. We have four large meeting licenses, so it’s first-come first-serve.
  •  Can you have multiple co-hosts for the breakout sessions?
    Not at this time. The co-host features only apply to the regular meeting, not the breakout sessions.
  • Do you suggest participants turn off their video camera?
    If you are having a meeting where group collaboration is very important, then I recommend all participants keep their cameras turned on if their device and bandwidth allows. If only one person is doing the majority of speaking, then it just comes down to preference. For more information about system and bandwidth requirements, see Zoom’s System Requirements for PC and Mac page.
  • If I have to set up a Zoom meeting for someone else, do I have to enable a Zoom meeting at the time and then make them the host, or can this be done beforehand?
    With Zoom’s scheduling privilege feature, you can schedule meetings on someone else’s behalf. See Zoom’s What Is Scheduling Privilege page for step-by-step instructions on how to use the scheduling privilege.

Ideas on Tech Tips Live! topics can be sent to cathyr@k-state.edu.