The instructions on this page apply to both video conferencing as well as remote teaching. Zoom clients exist for Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS and Android.

If you are limited to a conference length of 40 minutes you are probably using a free account instead of the SU subscription. To change free Zoom to SU subscription, follow the provided instructions.

General hints

  • If possible, use a wired connection rather than wireles connections. It reduces the risk for delays and interruptions.
  • The quality of the audio stream is often more important than the video quality. Using a telephone conference microphone or headset is recommended.
  • Sticks and Laser pointers are not seen in presentations. Use the Zoom annotation tools instead.
    Open the annotation tools
    Zoom annotation toolbar
  • If you have a thesis defence or similar, assign another person as host. This person can act as a moderator and mute microphones, set a video stream as a "spotlight video" and monitor the stream.  In case you want additional hosts for the meeting that can manage participants etc (i.e. co-hosts in Zoom lingo) you do it by right clicking on the participant and selecting "make co-host". See the Zoom co-host documentation for more information.

  • In case you have more than one camera connected it is possible to show your second camera as a share. To do this start a share and in the selection dialog, under the advanced tab, select "Content from 2nd camera."

    Sharing second camera feed
    Showing feed from second camera as a share.

     

  • For more information and tips on hosting meetings see the Zoom participant management documentation.

Teaching with zoom

Available video equipment at Fysikum

Meetings can in general be made from almost any device. Some meeting rooms at Fysikum have dedicated Video & Telephone conference equipment. The following setups can be used, and booked in Indico:

  • One mobile video conference system (Logitech conference connect, datasheet) with a notebook, it can be booked in Indico. A second setup is ordered (delivery date 2020-03-28).
  • The Oskar Klein auditorium FR4 is equipped with a hardware setup to conduct video streams. Recordings can be started from a remote accessible computer, the camera can be remote controlled. Sound is tapped from the auditorium sound system, and microphones can be borrowed from the reception. See the detailed guide here.
  • Three document cameras (2x Optoma DC350, 1x Epson ELPDC21). They can be used instad of a black board and can stream handwritten notes directly into Zoom. See detailed guide here.
  • Room A4:1003 has a conference setup
  • Room microphone (Konftel 800) (ej användbar än)
  • Lectures can also be recorded in advance, contact Alexander Agapov

Support for Zoom at Fysikum

Local support is provided by the data system group.