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Live captioning (called live transcription) in Zoom is available to all faculty, staff, and students.  Live transcriptions show text to speech on the lower part of the Zoom window or in a full transcript window. Live transcripts are machine-generated and while they are not as accurate as a person, they can be helpful for participants in a loud or public space, do not have access to headphones or speakers, are English language learners, or benefit from hearing and reading content simultaneously.
The Office of Communications and Public Affairs created a set of Bowdoin Zoom backgrounds to use during classes and meetings. Backgrounds are useful for blocking distractions happening behind you like your cat wanting attention!
Microsoft Whiteboard offers an infinite canvas with an interface designed for pen, touch, and keyboard. Collaborate with others in real time using the Microsoft Whiteboard app on an iPad or from a computer web browser. Share photos, charts, and annotations all in one space.
In order for your iPad and Mac to work together (e.g., to share your iPad screen via your computer on Zoom), you must allow the two to share information by establishing a link, or “trust,” between the two devices. The process for establishing this link varies depending on the operating system installed on your Mac.
Sharing your iPad screen is an effective way to present information to your students. Any app that you have installed on your iPad can be displayed in a Teams meeting that you have running on your computer. These screen sharing sessions can also be recorded to be viewed asynchronously.
Many of the tools you are asked to use when attending a Zoom meeting on a computer can also be used from the Zoom iPad app. Asking questions on chat, going into breakout rooms, whiteboards, annotation, and sharing screens from an iPad are all possible.
Zoom is a web-based platform used for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars. Through Zoom, presenters can share their screen—including PDFs, Word documents, and images—and can both independently and collectively annotate files via the Zoom meeting interface.
Zoom is a great tool for virtual open office/conversation hours, but to keep individual meetings with students private, it is important to properly configure your global Waiting Room settings.
Occasionally,  an error may happen when trying to access the Zoom scheduling integration in a Blackboard course, when clicking on the Zoom Sessions link.
A GoBoard is an online tool that combines video conferencing with an interactive canvas, designed to help students collaborate one-on-one, on virtually any topic. Create a GoBoard, share the link, and begin sharing knowledge, face-to-face.
An overview of the academic tools and resources to support learning and teaching that the college provides.
These are the recommended settings when scheduling a Zoom meeting.