Zoom at OLLI at AU

Due to Covid-19, all summer and fall classes, lectures, and events will be conducted online via Zoom.

Below are resources for Study Group Leaders and members on using Zoom.

Best practices for using Zoom include keeping  your software up-to-date.

For a desktop or laptop: https://zoom.us/download Click on Zoom Client for Meetings.

For an iPad or iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id546505307

For an Android tablet or phone:

FOr Technical support on installing and using Zoom


OLLI Zoom Privacy and Security Practices (PDF)
How OLLI at AU ensures the privacy and security of members participating in our classes held via Zoom

OLLI at AU Zoom Recording Policy

For Study Group LeaderS


OLLI at AU SGL Basic Zoom Training (video)
This is a recording of one of our training sessions on how to lead a study group on Zoom.

Host and Co-Host Controls in a Zoom Meeting (video)
This is an overview by Zoom.

Using Breakout Rooms (Video)
This is an overview by Zoom. If you want to assign members to particular breakout rooms, you must provide a list of each rooms' members to OLLI staff at least 24 hours before your meeting.


Zoom Basics for Study Group Leaders (PDF) Updated 8/3/2020
Detailed and illustrated instructions on how to lead a class on Zoom

Zoom Best Practices
for SGLs (PDF) Updated 8/3/2020
Background information on invitations, roles, and settings plus a pre-class checklist, and troubleshooting tips

Instructor Tips (PDF / Thanks to Victor Rezmovic)
Tips on hardware, software, WiFi, testing, etc. to optimize teaching via Zoom

Tips & Tricks: Teaching over Zoom (PDF)
Tips and ideas for teaching over Zoom (versus in-person): before class, the first class, delivery tips, virtual teaching ideas, managing discussions, and ending class

Polling, Breakout Rooms and Whiteboard (PDF)
How to set up and use Polling, Breakout Rooms, and the Whiteboard in Zoom

For Members


Zoom Basic Training for OLLI Members (Video)
This is a recording of one of our Zoom Basic Training sessions for members

Below are videos by  Ben Finio, a professor at Cornell University, which are fun and very helpful


Zoom  Basics for July 2020 Shorts Members (PDF)

Zoom Basics for Members (PDF)
Detailed and illustrated instructions on how to participate in a Zoom class