Is it Time to Return to Online Education? Features Specifically Created for Your Online Classroom
Does the ever-changing COVID-19 scenario have you reconsidering a return to in-person learning as you and your students prepare to begin the spring semester? Maybe you're considering a hybrid strategy or providing online choices. If that's the case, you're not alone: numerous colleges and institutions have declared that they would begin the academic year online.
When students or instructors are unable to attend in person for a variety of reasons, such as COVID-related quarantines or inclement weather, virtual learning will almost certainly remain a component of the plan.
We understand that returning to remote learning may feel like a step back for educators, administrators, and students who want to be together on campus. However, we at Zoom have been paying close attention to the education sector and have added a number of new features in the last year to make the shift to remote learning easier and more enjoyable.
Continue reading to learn how to implement these Zoom capabilities in your virtual classroom.
Create a virtual seating chart
Teachers can construct a virtual seating plan for their pupils by rearranging the Gallery View. You may now store the Gallery View arrangement for later usage in classes. That stored Gallery View arrangement may be reloaded in a future session, and participants' videos will be organized in that order, with any new participants appearing in the bottom-right corner.
Reduce distractions with Focus Mode
- Single choice: Select only one of the provided answers.
- Multiple choice: Select multiple of the provided answers.
- Matching: Match prompts on the left side with answers on the right side.
- Rank order: Rank each item based on the provided scale.
- Short answer: Respond with a short answer. The minimum and maximum allowed characters for the response can be set.
- Long answer: Respond with a long answer. The minimum and maximum allowed characters for the response can be set.
- Fill in the blank: Poll participants are presented with the statement and a blank, asking them to fill in the missing information based on the statement and other context provided. Multiple blanks can be added and each blank has its own answer box.
- Rating scale: Rate a statement or the on a given scale, like 1-10 or “Not likely” to “Extremely likely.”