Marketing Zoom Webinars Recording Now Available

If you missed our monthly Zoom training on marketing, promoting, and increasing ROI for Zoom webinars and meetings, you can check out the recording below!

Don’t forget to visit the CFAES Zoom portal for all your Zoom needs including signing into your Zoom Pro account, downloading the Zoom desktop and Outlook clients,  requesting a webinar license, or accessing the basic and advanced Zoom trainings.

Questions or comments? Contact Danae or Jamie.

New Zoom Office Hours with Ken Kulka

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It has been three months since the CFAES IT Services unit introduced Zoom, and the response has been outstanding.  Over 2,000 of you have signed up for a Zoom account and are using it every day!  Some of you may have questions about how to use Zoom or may not be aware of all the features.  Now is your chance to get those questions answered.  Join Ken Kulka for his “Zoom Office Hours” session every other Thursday at 1:30 p.m. starting this week, August 17.  Ken will be on hand to answer your questions about using Zoom and will cover new Zoom features each week. Click this link to join:

If you have not signed up for your Zoom Pro account, go to the CFAES Zoom portal

Questions or comments? Contact Danae Wolfe or Jamie Seger.


Zoom Account Setup Recording Now Available

If you missed our session on Zoom account setup, you can check out the recording below! Please note, the information on closed-captioning in Zoom was incorrect. A meeting or webinar participant must be assigned to type real-time captions during the live event, or a third-party captioning provider may be used. Zoom does not appear to offer real-time voice-recognition closed captioning at this time. For more information, visit the Zoom support page on closed-captioning.

To access Zoom basic and advanced trainings, request a webinar license, or download the Zoom Client, visit the CFAES Zoom Portal.

Questions? Contact Jamie or Danae.

Zoom Q&A Recording Now Available

If you didn’t get a chance to hop onto our Zoom Q&A meeting last week, the recording is now available! During the meeting, we reviewed a variety of Zoom features including Zoom Chat, screen share, annotate, and breakout rooms. We also showed participants how to upload a profile photo in Zoom, how to share computer sound while screen sharing, and how to submit a request for webinar license. Check it out below!

Questions or comments? Contact Jamie or Danae.

Zoom Tips and Tricks (2)

Video conferencing can be frightening for those who aren’t accustomed to seeing themselves on camera. During the last year of testing and using Zoom, we’ve encountered numerous situations where meeting participants awkwardly covered their webcam with a post-it note or finger after realizing their webcam automatically started when they joined a meeting.

You can easily avoid these cringe-worthy encounters!

When you create a meeting, you have the option of turning participant video off. This will, by default, allow meeting participants to join the meeting with video turned off. Participants will have the option to turn their video on after joining.

If you would prefer for participants’ video to be turned on when joining a Zoom meeting, we highly recommend alerting your colleagues that they will join the meeting with video. This lets people know they should be camera-ready when joining a Zoom meeting.

In addition to individual meeting settings, Zoom account holders have the option of defaulting to disabled video when joining a Zoom meeting as host or participant. In the settings menu on the Zoom Client, navigate to “Video” then select the box that says, “Turn off my video when joining a meeting.”

With all this said, we highly encourage OSU Extension faculty and staff to use video during meetings. Zoom is a wonderful video conferencing tool but it’s most effective when you can see and interact with meeting participants just as you would in a face-t0-face meeting.

For those without a webcam, CFAES IT recommends the Logitech C930e model available here.

For more information or to access Zoom trainings and resources, visit the CFAES Zoom Portal.

Questions or comments? Contact Danae or Jamie.

Zoom Tips and Tricks (1)

Over the course of the summer, I’ll be publishing tips and tricks for making the most out of your Zoom experience.

Throughout the last year, we’ve spoken with many Extension professionals about our excitement for Zoom. Many of you indicated that you’re hesitant to turn your webcam on during a Zoom meeting. I’ll admit, seeing myself talk in meetings was daunting at first, but I quickly learned sharing your video feed with colleagues is imperative to making virtual meetings truly successful.

I received the text below from a friend and colleague after last week’s Webinar Best Practices program. I was quick to share my little secret for looking great on Zoom meetings and webinars.

There is a setting accessible via the Zoom client that touches up your appearance by offering a softer focus. The result is a smooth and even complexion on your video feed. To enable the setting, open the Zoom client on your desktop (click here to access Zoom downloads) and open settings. In settings, click “video” and make sure the “touch up my appearance” has a check next to it. By toggling the checkbox, you can see an immediate difference.


For more information about accessing this feature in Windows and on iOS, visit the Zoom website.

Stay tuned for additional Zoom tips and tricks!

To access the CFAES Zoom Portal, click here.

2017 Zoom Trainings

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Webinar Best Practices

Friday, June 2nd at 10am


Join Ed Techs to learn how to create and teach webinars that will keep your distance audience engaged and interested!

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Click here to access the webinar.


Don’t forget! The Ed Tech Unit will be offering Zoom trainings the first Friday of every month at 10am throughout summer and fall.


June 2  /  July 7  /  August 4  /  September 1  /  October 6

Topics include:
  • Collaboration, scheduling, and registration
  • Marketing and reaching new audiences
  • Evaluation and reporting
  • PLUS! Sandbox time for playing and learning and Q&A

To access the introductory trainings, offered by CFAES IT, visit the CFAES Zoom Portal.