Zoom Tips

Tips for Law School instructors with using the campus Zoom license.

DoIT's list of default settings -- https://kb.wisc.edu/zoom/105432

Attendence -- use a usage report (login to https://uwmadison.zoom.us/profile and the follow from STEP 2 at https://csuf.screenstepslive.com/s/12867/m/59146/l/1219888-taking-attendance-in-a-zoom-meeting
NOTE:  You must also have, in meeting settings, "only authenticated users can join: sign in to Zoom" checked.

Webpage Vs Desktop

  • Webpage -- allows breakout groups and polling, recording needs to be turned on in settings (see below)
  • Desktop app -- allows recording, no breakout groups or polling
  • MS Teams plugin -- allows recording, creates zoom sessions with no start/stop (can be re-used indefinitely)


  • basic start page: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/
  • see meetings: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting#/upcoming
  • see profile (settings): https://uwmadison.zoom.us/profile

Login in (go to link above first):

  • You can use google if you use your netid@wisc.edu
  • Recommended SSO --  domain is uwmadison; then sign in as normal to the UW login and MFA pages.

Some good documentation:

  • https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/edtech/zoom/zoom-help/
  • https://kb.wisc.edu/search.php?q=zoom (full list of topics)

Hands --

  • hosts & co-hosts can't raise hands, they can lower hands
  • have to click the "participants" so that you can see the participant list, then at the bottom there are buttons for raise hands, mute, etc

Your Profile

  • Use your NetID@wisc.edu email address (not your first.lastname@wisc.edu).  Zoom doesn't understand the first.last@wisc.edu so using your netid@wisc.edu will help keep confusion to a minimum.


  • Recommended to create a template -- set the settings as recommended in the next section, and use to create a template to make for quick meeting setup in the future (click on meeting to get meeting info -- not edit -- and save as template is an option)


  • Enable Join before host
  • Mute participants on entry
  • Only authenticated users can join
  • Use waiting room or passcode (or both) security code is recommended for classes without waiting room (avoids lots of clicking).
  • default video to off both host and participants (turn on after joining)
  • Audio -- both (allows both telephone and computer audio)
  • see note below on Hosts
  • NOTE: If using the MS Teams plugin (not recommended) set the start recording option as desired.


  • Are automatically deleted after 30 days.  Need to move them to Kaltura to be available for the full semester.



  • Contact help@law.wisc.edu -- DoIT has licenses but they are allocated on as needed basis. We'll assist you in obtaining them.

Schedule Meetings/Classes

  • Add Outlook integration to make scheduling easier
  • Zoom also has a MS Teams plugin, however, it isn't fully featured and not recommended.

Sharing an iPad -- need to enable screen sharing


Muting -- you can disallow participants from unmuting themselves --


How to turn on Recording (local)


more to come

Keywords:zoom   Doc ID:105487
Owner:Eric G.Group:Law School
Created:2020-09-01 09:38 CSTUpdated:2020-09-03 14:34 CST
Sites:Law School
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