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Moving Online Help For Students: Zoom Help

Zoom Help

What is Zoom? 

Zoom helps universities and schools improve student outcomes with secure video communication services for hybrid classrooms, office hours, administrative meetings, and more.

Below are links to videos, webpages, and guides that will help you with transitioning to using Zoom in your classrooms.  If there are any technical questions about this program, contact EMCC's Help Desk at (662) 243-1939 or email them at

Features of Zoom

Breakout Rooms allow you to split your Zoom meeting in up to 50 separate sessions.  This is a good resource if you want to break you classes into small groups so that they can work together.

Here is a link to the "Breakout Rooms" tutorial on the Zoom website.

The website Canva is offering Zoom backgrounds for anyone who needs them.  You do neeed a Canva account to access them, but creating an account is easy and free. 

  1. Search for Zoom Templates
  2. Pick your favorite and customize
  3. Download it
  4. Upload your design to Zoom

Basic How To

Additional Teleconferencing Software

Google Hangouts

  • This is free software offered by Google.  You do need a gmail account to use it, but it does have app options available for download.


  • All EMCC faculty/staff and students have access to skype using their EMCC login credentials.  I.e. what you use to log into LEO


  • Cisco webex is another popular video conferencing software.  you will be asked to put in your email when you make an account, but there is no cost.

Creating Transcripts

This video shows how to create online transcripts for free. Some of what he does is a little dated, which is why there are step-by-step instructions in the other tabs.  


General information is from 0:00 - about 2:28

How to use this on a Mac is from 2:29 - 4:08

How to use this on Windows is from 4:09- 4:35

Step 1. You need to enable the recording device. To do this, go to your Sound Control section in settings.


Step 2. Select the recording tab and right click on Stereo Mix and enable.

Step 3.   Open Chrome and, open a Google Doc if you have a google account, or open a word document from Office 365.  I am going to show how to use Office 365.  The video covers how to do this in Google Docs.

Step 4.  Look at the far right side of the page and select "Dictate" 

You will see this when it is ready to record

If it turns white, that means it is off.  Just click on it again to start the recording.

Step 5.  Open the video /webinar that you want transcripts for.  Note that you will need to have 2 screens visible on your computer to confirm that the transcripts are being made.

Step 6. Make sure you start the video BEFORE you start recording.  If you do it after, then it will not record.


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