Using Zoom for online classes

User Guide and Setup Procedures:

To use Zoom you will need to set it up on your computer.
Zoom is compatible with almost all major devices such as PCs, Macs, iPads, Android devices and more.

If you use your webcam on Zoom you will be seen by the tutor. If it is a small group the tutor will be able to offer feedback, and the live class will mean students can interact with the tutor.

Please, use the links below to check system requirements and to setup:

Download Zoom

Joining a Class

Basic tutorials on how to use Zoom:


Spotlight the Teacher

This feature allows you to make the tutor the main screen and mutes all other attendees of the class.

https://support.zoom.us/entries/24082916-How-do-I-spotlight-a-speaker-

Changing Views

This allows you to see everyone in class on one screen or switch to viewing only one person at a time.

https://support.zoom.us/entries/21889592-Switching-the-Video-Views

Make the teacher your full screen

When in Full Screen mode instead of Gallery View (where you can see everyone in class in equal size), you can minimise the top bar of all attendees by clicking the minus sign and keep the tutor as your full screen.

Pin Video

This feature allows you to pin the tutor as the main screen and not changed regardless of who is speaking.

https://support.zoom.us/entries/25855413-How-to-pin-screen-or-screens-


For dance and yoga classes:
Set yourself up about 12 feet or 3.5 metres away from your webcam to be visible to the tutor.


Troubleshooting:

Zoom is a great system which should be easy to use, however if you are having issues the below details may be helpful.

Sound Issues

If you use a Bluetooth ear piece with your laptop, make sure to disable Bluetooth and switch back to your normal speakers.

Video Transmission Issues

If your video stops streaming (in which case the tutor cannot see you), this is not a Zoom issue but your webcam issue. To fix the problem simply turn the webcam off or unplug it and turn it back on or re-plug it back in.

You can find additional information at Zoom’s support centre.