Online Whiteboard from Zoom
Zoom Video Conferencing
Next up in our series on Whiteboards that may be used with tutoring is Zoom.
Starting a meeting is quick and simple and may be booked in advance sending an invitation to your student – as with other Whiteboards featured, the link may be stored in the Oases session to email to the student with the session reminder.
Ease of Use
Once you have launched the meeting the control panel is simple to understand. You can view logged in attendees on the right and simply press the Share button to share your screen.
Here’s a great feature – when you press share it offers you the ability to share different screens. You can share your screen, iPad or iPhone via cable or airplay or just one browser rather than the entire desktop.
If you opt to share the white board you still have access to video, audio and message chat and can record the board live. You can save the board to your document folder and share the recording with your Student. Students can interact with the board and see if it’s recording and respond to chat or join audio.
Zoom does not have document or picture import. You can activate a second share at any time for a picture which should only share you down momentarily.
Pricing is competitive so if it’s just you, there is all you need available (at this time) with the free version. Large tutoring companies providing access for their tutors will find an affordable monthly plan.
To round it all out there is an extension for Chrome allowing you to have your Zoom scheduler and meeting launcher to hand at all times. As video conferencing is also included this is a one stop shop for your online tutoring delivery.
Oases Online is not integrated with Zoom. However, it is easy to place Zoom links into Oases to go out with automatic Session Reminders.
To see the features and benefits of Oases and how it integrates with Lessonspace book a demonstration below.