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Zoom for Parents and Students

How will you Zoom? 

1. You can access Zoom by Android, IOS, Windows, Mac, or any device that allows you to install the Zoom application.  

2. Students and parents are attendees. They do not initiate meetings. 

Where do students and parents find the Zoom conference information? 

1. Students and parents will click on a link from a student account. The teacher will provide information on where to find the link. Options include:

a. Posting links in Google Classroom. 

b. Sending links via email or Parent Portal Communications. 

c. Posting links in Docs, Slides, Sheets, Google Sites, etc. 

What are some protocols that teachers may use during a Zoom conference?

1. Muting participants upon entry.  

2. Attendees can raise an electronic hand (by clicking on the "Participants"icon at the bottom of the screen and then clicking on the "Raise Hand" icon at the bottom of the list of participants) or an actual hand so that the teacher can see the student on camera.

3. Reminding students to unmute themselves when speaking.  

4. Allowing students to chat, but disallowing private chats and monitoring any open chat occurring during the class. 

What sorts of expectations do teachers have during Zoom conferences?

Some likely expectations include:

1. Students should be dressed. 

2. Students should be aware of their background.  

3. Chat should be respectful and move the conversation forward. 

4. If teachers allow virtual backgrounds, they need to be appropriate. 

5. Students can be removed from a meeting for inappropriate behavior. 

6. When a teacher ends the meeting, the meeting is finished. Students cannot stay 

behind without the teacher present. This is a virtual classroom.  

7. Teachers can consider giving students time to visit with each other 

while the teacher is still present and listening, but off video to give 

students some supervised social time. 

Google Classroom Guides For Parents

Ready to practice?

1. Just click on this ​ ​Zoom Test​. ​This is not a real meeting - we promise! It’s just a really great way to see what it’s like to be a participant in a Zoom video conference. Check out the whiteboard, chat function, and other features.

2. As an attendee, you might not have access to all the features in the test, but you can see what your student will see.

3. Mac users:​ This video highlights some Zoom features. (Note: This particular video shows how to copy and paste links to access the meeting, but AUSD teacher will post clickable links.) 


Zoom Directions Handout for Students

Direcciones de Zoom papa los Estudiantes

Parents' Guide to Zoom

Guia de Zoom Para Padres