Faculty can conduct live classroom sessions remotely through a Zoom meeting. Classes can be lead in a combination of video lecture and sharing your screen to show materials. Students can also present materials and create breakout groups.
For those new to using Zoom, reference this getting started guide (Zoom website) in advance of first use with students. Also see IT@Peabody’s Zoom Video Conferencing FAQ. Be sure to practice and build familiarity with how the tool works. All faculty logging into https://jhupeabody.zoom.us will automatically be given an updated account with no limitations.
Zoom Quick Tips to Relay to Students
Inside Higher Ed detailed the relatively new phenomena of Zoombombing in which “online Zoom classes were disrupted by individuals spewing racist, misogynistic or vulgar content.” See also the New York Times and the LA Times. With the massive increase in Zoom usage, nefarious actors have found a new sort of hobby.
If someone joins your meeting and the options above are utilized, you should have some time to remove them. Use this time to:
To provide one on one music lessons, all faculty already have access to a current Zoom account. Log in at https://jhupeabody.zoom.us with your JHED.
By default, Zoom is optimized for human speech and the associated frequency range and volume levels. Peabody’s Guide to Using Zoom in “Music Mode” outlines the settings you can change to tip the scales towards optimizing for the dynamic range of music. The PDF guide contains a Quick Start Guide, along with detailed instructions and screenshots to help you along the way, and is also posted on the Zoom for Students and Families page.
Two important notes:
For a few additional resources, you can:
IT@Peabody and the Learning Innovation team is always available to help. Contact either team via https://servicedesk.peabody.jhu.edu.
The choice to record a Zoom session is a decision made by the instructor; recordings should only be made if the instructor determines there is a pedagogical reason to do so. Like other course content created as part of university activities, these recordings are subject to the Johns Hopkins Intellectual Property Policy. Zoom recordings should be treated as subject to federal student privacy law (FERPA) and the Johns Hopkins University FERPA Policy if students are personally identifiable in the recordings. Please contact your divisional Registrar with any questions.
For more information on JHU policy regarding Zoom recordings, please see JHU’s Guidelines for Recording with Zoom. When referring to these guidelines, please remember that Zoom domain for Peabody faculty is https://jhupeabody.zoom.us – not the central domain referenced in the above documentation.
Here are the most frequent questions we get about Zoom: