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A presenter in a meeting can give slide control to other participants (opens new window) so that others can control the progression of slides for them or so that multiple people can present and change slides without switching who is sharing their screen.  This feature avoids asking the presenter to change the slide when they are ready, interrupting the flow of the meeting and presentation.

Zoom has released advanced polling and quizzing features (opens new window).  Advanced polling options enable you to add questions that allow for ranked responses, matching, short and long text responses, fill-in-the-blank, and more. You can even add images to your questions! Turn your polls into quizzes by selecting the correct response for each question. You can show participants how many answers they got correct after completing the quiz or make quiz records available only to you.

Focus Mode (opens new window) was designed with the digital learning environment in mind. When enabled, it allows instructors and other co-hosts to see all students’ videos so they can supervise the class. Students, however, can only see hosts, co-hosts, and their video feed — not other students, as pictured below. This feature helps learners stay focused without feeling self-conscious about turning on their cameras or getting distracted by what their peers are doing.

Like in a physical classroom, creating seating charts in your virtual classroom has advantages. You can arrange students in Gallery View (opens new window), so they’re in alphabetical order, or put students who need more supervision on the first page of the gallery.  Now, you can also save that Gallery View (opens new window) and load it every time you start your recurring meeting with the same meeting ID.

Recreate the feel of a physical class or conference room by placing up to 25 video participants onto a single virtual background as part of an immersive view (opens new window). See picture below.  Participants are automatically placed onto provided or uploaded scenes, and the host can adjust the arrangements as needed.

Overview: Zoom introduces "Zoom Whiteboard," a user-friendly virtual whiteboarding experience to boost collaboration. It takes the classic Zoom whiteboard to the next level, encouraging teamwork and idea sharing. Zoom Whiteboard offers an infinite canvas accessible inside and outside meetings, making it a shareable visual collaboration solution. Classic whiteboards are limited to in-meeting screen sharing and basic toolsFeatures and Capabilities: Zoom Whiteboard boasts:

  • User commenting

  • Templates (e.g., mind maps, meeting notes, flowcharts)

  • Toolbar for sticky notes, text, shapes, etc.

  • Presentation tools with a timer and laser pointer

  • Project feature for related whiteboards and team collaboration

  • User access level settings (viewer, commenter, editor, owner)

  • Export options (PDF, PNG, CSV)

  • Grid customization and mini-map for visual navigation

Collaborative Power: Zoom Whiteboard allows users to seamlessly capture ideas, processes, and concepts collaboratively. In educational settings, it fosters engaging spaces for students to share ideas, solve problems, and grasp complex concepts. Hybrid teams benefit from innovative ways to collaborate effectively.Retention Policy: Whiteboards older than 120 days are set for deletion with a 30-day warning. Users can recover deleted whiteboards from the Trash tab or protect them by starring. APSU's Zoom cloud storage is limited, so users should periodically review and delete unnecessary whiteboards to avoid storage constraints.


Getting Started with Zoom Whiteboard (opens new window)

Using the Zoom Whiteboard (opens new window)

Sharing with Zoom Whiteboard (opens new window)

Zoom Whiteboard Education Tips (opens new window)