ZOOM is one of the tools you can access from within Blackboard, as an on-line synchronous communication tool (e.g., real-time interactions and discussions). By default, Zoom is installed within your blackboard classroom and here is a short overview of how to get it up-and-running.
- Log into your class at blackboard.vcu.edu.
- Zoom is deployed through the normal content system as a “Tool” option. In the examples that follow, I’m using my ENVS543 class wherein I have content for each lecture as items under “Course Documents”.
- To schedule a Zoom session in Blackboard, add a new Tool to your content. Zoom is located under the “Tools -> More Tools” menu item.
- This will create an item in your content folder, just like other ones, where you can put a Title, Description, and Dates on it, and it will show up as normal.
- When students click a Zoom page will open up and you can proceed as normal.