Zoom is a free video conferencing software. We host our one-to-one experiences on this platform as it provides good visual and auditory quality, is rich in functions and is simple to use.
All you need to be part of a Zoom webinar on a desktop or laptop is the correct web browser specification and an internet connection. Although having a working webcam is not essential it can add to student's experience.
An additional feature of Zoom is the ability for multiple groups of people to participate at the same time. This means that you can choose to either host the event with all students in a large space, such as the assembly hall, or have each class in their respective classrooms. This can be achieved by sharing the Zoom link with all teachers of classes who are participating.
To run a live lesson event using Zoom you will need to make sure it is not blocked by your school's internet firewall and the computer or laptop you will be using has the correct web browser specification.
1. Check Zoom is accessible on your schools computers. If not, contact IT and ask that it be made available.
2. Ensure the computer or laptop you are using for the live lesson has one of the web browser specifications listed below.