I have a distance course and would like to use Zoom when teaching. What pedagogical tools are there in Zoom?

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In other parts of the FAQ on this support page, you will find descriptions of how to handle what is described below. For more detailed information, click the links in the text below. 
 
You can choose between placing the participants in one big group (for instance when giving a lecture or seminar) or splitting them into several separate sessions (so-called breakout rooms). Breakout rooms are useful when you want the students to cooperate and discuss with one another. A lesson can be divided into smaller blocks. For example, you might want to start your lesson by meeting in one big group, thereafter work with group assignments in breakout rooms and finally reassemble. More information about how to use breakout rooms is available here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206476313 
 
All participants can screen share and thereby for instance show a presentation, a video or a website. When sharing your screen, you will be able to use annotation tools, i.e. you can for instance make comments or highlight parts of your text. See https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362153-How-Do-I-Share-My-Screen-. In addition, you can use and share a whiteboard: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/205677665-Share-a-Whiteboard.
 
You can chat with the whole group or with individual participants. Encourage your students to use the chat during lessons in order to keep them active even when listening. See https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/205761999-Webinar-Chat.
 
There is a polling tool that allows you to create single or multiple choice polling questions. This feature can for instance be used for a quick voting and is a good tool to use in order to develop your teaching, using formative assessments. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/203749865-Polling-for-Webinars
 
You can record your lesson and upload it in MiunPlay, see https://play.miun.se/media/Zoom+A+Recordning/0_skd4vywf/. Thereafter, you can distribute the film to the students via Kaltura Video Resource in Moodle. See https://elearn20.miun.se/moodle/mod/book/view.php?id=66270&chapterid=2465
 
If you want to try teaching in Zoom but feel hesitant, why not try it out in advance with a colleague!