What is ConferZoom?
ConferZoom allows California Community College educators to use the pro-version of Zoom's video conferencing software with their students for free! ConferZoom is a service for the administrators, staff and faculty of the California Community colleges system, funded by a grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.
Why use ConferZoom?
Use ConferZoom to hold remote lectures with your class, hold virtual office hours, take attendance, and more! In a live Zoom session, your students can see and hear you, raise their hand, ask a question, join in a conversation, participate in a poll, and share their screen. You can do all of this, as well as record all sessions in the cloud for easy sharing including transcription, use a virtual background, record screen cast of your screen, and more! Watch the below video for a quick intro to Zoom:
Who can use ConferZoom?
ConferZoom tools are available for free to all Compton College employees. Students can utilize these tools in your Zoom session without needing to create a Zoom account. They only need to type in the meeting ID #, or click on a link you give them to join your Zoom session and immediately be with you in your virtual classroom!
ConferZoom Video Tutorials:
- How To Send Meeting Polls NEW
- Combating Zoom Bombing
- New Zoom Security Controls
- Zoom Video Tips
- Zoom for Office Communication
- Zoom Breakout Rooms
- Zoom Access and Passwords - 4/24/20
- Keep Teaching with ConferZoom - This 90-minute webinar provides an overview of how to get started with Confer Zoom to host virtual class session, including an overview of basic (host controls, chat, share screen, record) and advanced meeting features (polling, whiteboard, breakout rooms).Presented by Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Faculty Mentor CVC-OEI/@ONE. Download this accompanying ConferZoom slide deck.
Articles on Zooming to Student Success
- Zooming to New Heights of Student Engagement
- Is it time to Zoom it up a notch with a klatch workgroup meeting?
- Guidance for Recording Class Sessions with TechConnect (Confer) Zoom
ConferZoom Resources & FAQs:
- How to Sign-up for ConferZoom?
- Zoom User Guide
- Zoom Participant’s Guide
- ConferZoom Guides
- Teaching with ConferZoom FAQS
- Troubleshooting Tips