By: Professor Tracy Norton (Touro) (compilation prepared with my permission by Professor Abigail Perdue)
As promised, I’ve recorded several videos to help out with teaching online generally and using Zoom specifically. Here is a link to a collection of emergency online teaching resources. I’ve also included several videos below. The first two videos are quick how-tos on equipment that could be helpful and features that help you and your space look camera ready.
The last two are different recordings of a single conversation between me, Ann Nowak (Touro Law Writing Center Director) and Lynne Kramer (Touro Law Professor, Trial Ad and Negotiations) in which we talk about some practical tips that aren’t covered in most how-to videos. We also talk about using different features for different types of classroom activities. Ann talks about her very interactive online Law Practice Management course as well as individual meetings for the Writing Center. Lynne talks about trial ad and negotiation exercises. I talk about writing courses and feedback conferences. The first of these videos is what Zoom recorded and is, mostly, what participants would have seen. The second of these videos is a screencast so you can see what I was seeing as I moderated the conversation and how I accessed the different features. At one point, I accidentally leave the Zoom room, so the Zoom video records what Lynne was saying while the screencast does not, because I wasn’t there. I hope these are helpful.
On March 11, I hosted a live conversation with anyone who wanted to ask questions or — even better — offer answers about Zoom. The recording of that session is available here.
After my session, I dug deeper into a few good questions from the audience. Here is what I learned:
A: My colleague, Ann Nowak, also hosted a separate session regarding how to use Zoom for oral arguments.
Q: What if I teach at a school that doesn’t have Zoom?
A: My colleague, Professor Deborah Borman, has suggested the following Zoom alternatives:
Last but not least, below are several videos I have created to further assist you. Zoom’s website also has free training videos.
Video 1: Equipment Setup (6 min, 14 sec)
Video 2: Zoom Feature for Sprucing Up Your Appearance and Your Space (3 min, 43 sec)
Video 3: Zoom Recording of a Conversation Sharing Practical Tips (1 hour, 2 minutes)