Engaging with Zoom Stamps
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou
Have you ever found yourself wondering how you can integrate short interactive questions in the middle of your lecture during a Zoom session like you would in a face-to-face class to engage your students? Perhaps you’re concerned about having to switch between Zoom tools or different windows? With the stamp annotation tool, you can include your interactive questions during a Zoom session without having to switch between windows. All you would need to do is to create your question slides ahead of time and insert them where you want them in your lecture slide deck. Then when you are screen sharing your slides and come upon the question slide during your live Zoom session, ask your students to utilize the Zoom stamps found in the Annotation tool under “View Options” to mark their answer virtually on your slide with the question.
It’s a great way to get everyone involved, especially students who may still be uncomfortable grabbing the mic or writing in the chat. Check out the video below for ideas on different types of questions you could implement in your Zoom session.
Haven’t used the stamp tool yet? View Zoom Support’s Annotation for Collaboration page and our quick notes for participants and instructors (which you can also share with your students) to learn more about the stamp tool.
Try it out and think about creative ways you can utilize stamps into your Zoom sessions. Then, come to our optional Virtual Open Lab via Zoom on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. to practice, ask questions, etc. You can also contact us (Educational Technologist) for help. Lastly, there will be an opportunity at the end of this 4-part microlearning series to earn a badge of achievement.
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