At Taqwa Institute, we use Zoom as our online teaching platform. Zoom is a web-based video online learning tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to learn online, with or without video.
How Does It Work?
Joining a Meeting
Go to Zoom.us
Click the “Join a Meeting” tab. You can find the tab on the top right corner of the homepage
When prompted, add your designated Meeting ID (The Meeting ID can be a 9, 10, or 11-Digit number). The Meeting ID will be provided by Taqwa Institute.
Re-imagining Online Teaching
Benefits of Zoom
Using HD video and voice, Zoom brings innovation into the classrooms. Zoom also features dynamic voice detection and a choice of either full-screen, gallery view, or both using dual streaming for those of you with twice the amount of screens.
Mobile Friendly. Zoom has a feature-rich, mobile app for both iOS and Android, allowing you to virtually connect from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Zoom makes group teaching easier! Aside from being compatible with Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android, the programme has chat capabilities with screen sharing from phones, tablets, laptops, or desktop computers. Zoom allows you to annotate and co-annotate shared documents as well as gain control of the keyboard, mouse, and even the whiteboard.
You have the option of either starting an instant meeting or creating a scheduled meeting. When you schedule a meeting, a Personal Meeting ID will be assigned for you to share or distribute. As a host you have special privileges to record a meeting or mute participants. Zoom allows you to create MP4 and M4A recordings throughout a meeting, and offers Google Chrome and Outlook plug-ins. Rest assured that whatever you share, whether through a desktop or through the mobile application, is at its highest quality. You can even enable optimization and sound transfer for video sharing. Aside from all this, participants have the option of virtually raising their hand for permission to ask a question or speak to a group. And using the Zoom meeting format’s breakout groups, hosts can designate times for small group collaboration without ending or restarting a meeting.
Safety is a Priority. Aside from being given your own private login username and password, Zoom also implements both Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption and AES 256-bits encryption. Zoom features role based access control and admin feature controls.
An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in
Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card