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1/ Welcome to the first #TweetorialTuesday from the #MedEdTwagTeam

This week, we will discuss optimizing #Zoom settings for the #VirtualLearningEnvironment

#EdTech #MedEd #VirtualLearning #VirtualTeaching
2/ Here's an outline of our sessions for the next 7 weeks.

The aqua icons will be #tweetorials by @JenniferSpicer4
The blue icons will be #tweetorials by @GStetsonMD

Last week I provided an introduction to #virtualteaching & #virtuallearning

3/ This week: Zoom settings

Adjusting default settings on your virtual platform of choice is key to an effective #virtualclassroom

I've primarily been using Zoom, so that's the platform I will focus on

(And shout out @YihanYangMD for the inspiration for this slide template!)
4/ First, to get to your advanced settings on Zoom, you need to do the following (shown in the screenshots below):

✅Select "Preferences"
✅Select "General"
✅Select "View More Settings"
5/ This should open up your web browser, which opens up a vast list of other more advanced Zoom settings.

The settings that we will discuss today are all under "In Meeting" - either Basic or Advanced settings.
6/ You can change "chat" settings.

For most #virtualteaching sessions, you should allow the chat💬 function. This is a great way for participants🙋 to ask❓s!

However, you can decide whether or not to allow private chats between participants or auto-saving of the chats.
7/ I recommend allowing "file transfer"

This is a great way to share handouts & other teaching materials inside the "chat box" during the session.
8/ Adjust your "screen sharing" options.

Do you want others to be able to share their screen?
The default is likely yes (you can change individual sessions!)

If you use breakout rooms, definitely select "all participants" or learners can't share screens when in breakout rooms
9/ Allow "annotations" if you want the host or participants to be able to draw on the screen.

This can be a great way to have learners point out abnormalities on imaging or physical exam during cases!
10/ Enable the whiteboard.

This is a great tool to use during case based teaching or to do virtual "chalk talks"

Look for tips on how to use this effectively from @GStetsonMD in a few weeks. An iPad/tablet makes this even easier!
11/ Enable "breakout rooms"

This feature allows learners to do small group work during the session in their own private room. It's probably my favorite feature on Zoom.

This is a key to creating interactive sessions!
12/ Use a "waiting room"

This allows you to control who enters the session.

This is also a key feature used for telehealth & virtual medicine!
13/ What about starting a session - are there any key settings to use within the session?

Probably the most important function is learning how to manage the participants.
14/ If you select "participants" on your toolbar, it opens up a list of everyone in the meeting.

From here, you can mute individuals or the entire room.
15/ And, lastly, you can adjust who is a "host" or "co-host" for the meeting.

Keep in mind that some functions are only available to "hosts" and not "co-hosts" (e.g. creating breakout rooms).
16/ That's it for this week's #TuesdayTweetorial from the #MedEdTwagTeam

Join @GStetsonMD next week (6/23/20) to learn about managing Zoom with other applications.
17/ Anything else that others would add about managing settings in Zoom or other #virtualteaching platforms?
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