Using Zoom at Brandon University: for students
Before the course begins: Technology Requirements
You want a laptop or desktop computer to support your learning. A webcam and headset/speakers and microphone are ideal for synchronous learning activities. While a smartphone or tablet is a good workaround for videoconferencing access, these devices don’t work as well for sharing screens and other Zoom options.
High-speed internet is important for videoconferencing activities, such as Zoom. A minimum speed of 4 mbps is recommended. You can check and verify the speed of your internet connection at websites such as speedtest.net or fast.com
The faster your connection to the internet, the better Zoom works.
For further information, contact the BU IT Helpdesk. https://www.brandonu.ca/helpdesk/
Before the course begins: Information About Joining a Class
If your BU course uses Zoom online video conferencing to meet, your professor may:
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Join a class using Zoom
You want to be in your class 10 minutes before start time.
Use the Zoom link to connect to Zoom.
If your professor did not include a link, but only a Zoom meeting number and password, you may still connect.
Once you connect, you will be asked to
You have joined the class.
Please display your full first and last name so your instructor may identify you. (If your name does not display, right-click anywhere on the Zoom screen. Rename should become an option.)
Chat is available as an option at the bottom of the Zoom screen. Click this option to display Chat.
If the Zoom link does not work, contact your instructor as soon as possible.
If you are disconnected from Zoom during a class, reuse the link to return to class. (Repeat the process explained above to join the class to re-enter the class.)