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 (PDF) Updated 8/3/2020

For Study Group LeaderS


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 in Zoom (PDF)


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.

For Members

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