Zoom - FAQ For Instructors
This document explains important recording settings for instructors using Zoom for their courses.
How can I log into UW-Madison Zoom?
Log into your UW Zoom Account and access the Zoom Web Portal: https://uwmadison.zoom.us
What methods can I use to access Zoom?
Everyone can join and participate in Zoom meetings using one of these 3 options: Web, Desktop, or Mobile app.
We recommend that your students download the desktop or mobile app if possible. When participants join a meeting via the web client, certain Zoom functions are not supported, and their meeting experience will be limited.
How can I Schedule a Zoom meeting or change its settings?
Any UW Zoom account holder can schedule Zoom meetings or change meeting settings.
We recommend only changing settings via the Zoom Web Portal, as this has the fullest settings functionality. However, you can change certain meeting settings using the following options:
- Zoom Web Portal – to change settings and schedule meetings.
- Canvas-Zoom integration
- Desktop Client – to change settings and schedule meetings.
- Mobile App – to change settings and schedule meetings.
- Outlook Calendar – to schedule meetings.
- Inside a Zoom meeting – to change and override some of the settings previously chosen via other interfaces.
Should I use the Canvas-Zoom Integration, or the Zoom Desktop app?
Please review this guide, provided in the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) Teaching and Learning Toolkit.
Using the Canvas-Zoom integration consolidates all Zoom meetings and recordings for a specific course in a specific place for you and your students. However, you may choose instead to schedule meetings through your desktop client or web portal, and share those with students manually.
When using the Zoom tool in Canvas, please note that anyone in your class will be able to schedule new meetings, regardless of their Canvas roles.
Meetings will inherit settings from the scheduler's own Zoom account. If you allow everyone to schedule meetings which are open to the entire class, communicate your expectations to your students with the Zoom Student Tech Module.
(Note: All instructors are automatically added as Alternative Hosts for all meetings created in the integration by an instructor, and all students are automatically added as Alternative Hosts to meetings created by fellow students. Instructors are not added as Alternative Hosts for meetings created by students and vice versa)