• Zoom Video Conferencing

    Zoom is a webinar platform that lets you connect with other users who also have access to Zoom inside and outside of the school district.

    • To use Zoom on a desktop, you will need to first install it from the App Depot. (See instructions below)
    • To use Zoom on a Chromebook see these instructions on the Zoom website
    • User limit: 50 users Temporary Premium Upgrade to 100
    • Time limit: 45 minutes Temporary Premium Upgrade to Unlimited
    • You can chat, share your screen, and record a Zoom webinar. Note that some of these features can only be accessed/activated by the Zoom moderator, the person who creates the meeting.

    Zoom Support

    Zoom Comparison Chart (Chromebook vs Windows/Mac)

    Zoom for Education: Top 10 FAQs

    Visit the Zoom support page for instructions and videos on how to use this platform: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

  • Install the app

    On a Desktop on the PISD Network

    1. Install Zoom from the App Depot. 

    2. YOU MAY OR MAY NOT SEE THIS POP-UP DEPENDING ON YOUR SETTINGS. During the installation, if you see this window, check “Remember my choice . . .” then click on Launch Application.

    launch zoom

    3. Once the installation is complete, click OK. A shortcut will automatically be added to your desktop. 

    zoom desktop icon

    On a Desktop outside of the PISD Network (at home)

    https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/sections/200305583-Desktop

    On a Chromebook

    To use Zoom on a Chromebook see these instructions on the Zoom website

  • Sign in

    1. Launch the Zoom app from your desktop.

    zoom desktop app                 

    2. Select the "Sign in with Google" option. Use your PISD email address and network password. 

    3. Follow the prompts to activate your account and update your profile.  

  • Join a Meeting

    Zoom linked in email

    • It is likely that the meeting moderator sent you an email with the Zoom meeting link embedded in it. Open that email, click on the link, and Zoom will load for you. Be sure to have followed the Zoom installation steps above.

    Meeting ID

    • If you do not have the meeting hyperlink in an email but you do have the Meeting ID, then you can: 
      • Launch the Zoom app from your desktop. 
      • Click "Join a Meeting". 
      • Enter the meeting ID given to you by the moderator.

    Tip

    • If you join a meeting in which you would like to only be a viewer and not verbally participate, check the boxes to turn off audio and video when joining the meeting. 

    join zoom meeting

  • Expectations for Communicating with Students in a Virtual Setting

    Expectations for Communicating with Students in a Virtual Setting

    Synchronous learning, which requires live interaction between teachers and students, is allowable. However, students should not be required to participate in live sessions, unless it is a situation for students with specific modifications or accommodations per special education or 504 guidelines and the teacher and parent have predetermined an agreeable time. For the general population, teachers may provide synchronous opportunities as options for students, but should not include required content and assignments during that time.

  • 10 Ways to Secure Zoom

    10 ways to secure zoom file

  • Zoom on Chromebook VS. Windows/Mac

    Zoom Comparison Chart (Chromebook vs Windows/Mac)

  • Zoom Support

  • Zoom's Best Practices for Securing Your Virtual Classroom

Best Practices for Securing Your Virtual Classroom - Zoom Blog

Best Practices for Securing Your Virtual Classroom This blog was updated March 31 with information about the default setting for Zoom Waiting Rooms. Zoom has helped thousands of schools and teachers around the world quickly shift to remote virtual learning, and we want all of them to have the same productive environment as their traditional classroom settings.