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Zoom Rolls Out New Features to Help Teachers Manage Students During Remote Classes: All You Need to Know

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Video conferencing and collaboration platform Zoom has rolled out new features requested by educators. These features are related to Zoom’s Meetings and Chat products and will help educators to manage students who are learning via remote classes. The new Zoom features for educators include Virtual Background and Blur for Chromebooks, Breakout Room enhancements, and Anywhere Polls. Keep reading to know more about the new Zoom features for educators.

LTI Pro Integration

Breakout Rooms has also got the LTI Pro Integration enhancement using which, teachers can assign rooms to students in advance and sort them into different rooms. Further, users will now be able to record a video message that is up to three minutes long. Educators will also be able to rename students in the Waiting Room.

Zoom Immersive View

An immersive view enables you to pull all the meeting participants into a single virtual background, allowing everyone to discuss and collaborate in a cohesive virtual space. You’ll be able to create a suitable virtual meeting room experience based on the context of your meeting. From classrooms to boardrooms, you can set your immersive background and get everyone together to connect seamlessly. If your team is tired of Zoom meeting tiles, enabling an immersive view can improve the experience.

Reporting ‘unwanted’ users will now become easier

In the latest app version of Zoom, hosts will get the option to report a user through the security icon. They can also not allow participants to rename themselves.

Zoom Dashboard gets more features

As per the official blog post by Zoom, “Admins on business, enterprise, and education plans can view how their meetings are connecting to Zoom data centers in their Zoom Dashboard. ” Zoom users will now get the option to have their Zoom Chat notifications not show a snippet of their chat.

Powerpoint as Virtual Background

The PowerPoint as Virtual Background feature gives you the ability to put a PowerPoint presentation as your background. This puts your presentation in the spotlight and gives you the option of overlaying a  webcam image of yourself in the corner.

To implement this feature on your next Zoom call:

  • Start a new Zoom call
  • Press “Share Screen” on the bottom middle part of your screen
  • Then Click on “Advanced” on the top middle tab of the screen
  • Click “Powerpoint” as Virtual Background
  • Click “Share” and you’re done!

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