What is a Virtual Classroom?

A Virtual Classroom is an online classroom that allows participants to communicate, view presentations, interact with learning resources and work in groups. The software can also be used to host a meeting with UQ and non-UQ people by simply sending them your meeting room URL.

Why would I use a Virtual Classroom?

A Virtual Classroom can be used to hold lectures and tutorials online, particularly with external students. Virtual Classroom's allow you to share your screen or specific applications (ie a presentation) from your computer; to see other people's screens (subject to settings), conduct polls; and write on a virtual whiteboard. Virtual Classrooms can also be setup as online meeting spaces for students to work on group tasks. 

Other Considerations

Desktop Recording: Zoom can also be used for desktop recording to record your screen, webcam and/or audio.

Case Studies

Dr Marion Tower

Dr Marion Tower uses Zoom to provide students with a virtual classroom option, communicate with overseas PhD students and facilitate seminars with industry partners in remote locations. 

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The eLearning Solutions Service offers one-on-one consultations to course teaching staff on adopting UQ eLearning technologies.

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Workshop Resources

Virtual Classroom (Zoom)

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