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Adding captions to videos used in your class is helpful for all students. It helps those who learn better through reading, those needing to watch videos in noisy environments or in spaces where sound needs to be turned off. Editing captions takes time. Bowdoin has a ready-to-help group of trained staff and student caption editors available to edit captions used in classes.
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!
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.
A full account for Zoom is available to all Bowdoin faculty, students and administrative staff. Follow the directions for logging in to the Zoom on the web, desktop, and mobile client.
Zoom is a web-based platform used for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars. During a  Zoom meeting, presenters can share their screen—including PDFs, Word documents, and images—and can both independently and collaboratively annotate files via the Zoom interface.
The Zoom desktop client, mobile app, and web client have different features than the Zoom web portal.
When setting up a meeting you may want to add alternative hosts who can start and let people in from waiting rooms in case you are not there in time. View the differences in roles and what is allowed.
Details on how many licenses Bowdoin owns, how they're used or removed and what features are licensed.
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.