There are two different tools that can be used for synchronous lectures at ISU CVM. Please choose one tool to use for your synchronous lectures.

Zoom

Zoom gives you the ability to live stream your class from your personal computer or a classroom to students at home. When you use Zoom, you can share your screen, interact in a virtual chat with students, put students into breakout groups for synchronous virtual group work, and students have the ability to speak and ask questions in real-time to the instructor. If you are wanting to use Zoom for your course there a few steps to take:

Step 1: Decide if you are presenting from your office or a personal computer
Step 2: If you are presenting from your office, check with cvmavhelp@iastate.edu to make sure you have a Pro Zoom account
Step 3: If you are presenting from a classroom, make sure to e-mail cvmavhelp@iastate.edu to get classroom connection information
Step 4: Post Zoom connection information in your course syllabus and/or Canvas course so students know how to connect

Note: If you would like to demo Zoom Breakout Rooms, please contact cvmavhelp@iastate.edu

Recording Synchronous Lectures via Zoom
If you use Zoom in a classroom, your lectures can be automatically recorded with Echo360 and uploaded for students to view on a later date. If you use Zoom in your office, you will have to use Zoom to record your lectures and upload those lectures to Echo360.

How to Record a Lecture via Zoom
How to Upload a Zoom Recording to Echo360

Echo360 Livestream

Echo360 Livestream gives you the ability to live stream your class from your personal computer or a classroom to students at home. When you use Echo Livestream, students can view your live lecture, but they can only communicate with the instructor via chat. Students do not have the ability to speak with the instructor as they do in Zoom. If you are wanting to use Echo360 Livestream for your course there are a few steps to take:

Step 1: Decide if you are presenting from a classroom or your personal computer
Step 2: Contact cvmavhelp@iastate.edu to let them know you would like to use Echo360 Livestream so they can help you schedule your course in Echo360 for live streaming.

Recording Synchronous Lectures via Zoom
Echo360 Livestream does record the lecture automatically as you lecture, and then the lecture is automatically uploaded to Echo360 for students to view on a later date.

How to Use Echo360 Livestream from a Personal Computer