10 Things You Didn’t Know About Zoom – SULS0109

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In this episode, Kasey chats with Shake Up Learning trainer and community leader, Susan Vincentz about Zoom.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Zoom - SULS0109Susan shares 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Zoom!

Zoom has become the standard for teaching online, online meetings, even newscasts, but this robust tool does so much more than you know.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed education forever. Teaching and learning online is now a part of almost every school across the globe.

Teachers need the skills to facilitate and engage students in online and hybrid environments.

And we learn more about the new Zoom Master Class from Shake Up Learning!

Even if are not an educator, but a Zoom user, you will learn something new in this episode!

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Zoom

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Zoom

Zoom has now become a verb! Zoom has become the standard for teaching online, online meetings, and even newscasts–it’s everywhere.

But this robust tool does so much more than you know! Susan Vincentz and I are chatting about 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Zoom.

Susan is also the course instructor for the brand new Shake Up Learning course, The Zoom Master Class.

1. Use the Spacebar to Mute/Unmute

Here’s a quick way to mute or unmute yourself during a Zoom meeting, tap the space bar!

Easy peasy! You don’t have to use your mouse and navigate over to the microphone icon.

2. Create Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts

You can view and customize your own keyboard shortcuts in Zoom. There are so many keyboard shortcuts we can’t fit them all on this page. Check out this page to view the shortcuts for Mac, Windows, Linux, and iOS, and how to customize in each operating system.

Here are a few Windows shortcuts to get you started (iOS and Mac are completely different).

10 Things You Didn't Know About Zoom - SULS0109

3. Share Audio When Screen Sharing

As a teacher, there are many reasons you may need to share audio with your student participants in Zoom. When you share your screen, you MUST remember to check the “share audio” box. If it is a video clip, be sure to also check the “optimize video” box before you share your screen.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Zoom - SULS0109

Sharing audio with shared content

  1. Start or join a Zoom meeting.
  2. Click on Share Screen  on the meeting toolbar.
  3. Select the program or desktop you wish to share.
  4. Select Share Sound in the bottom-left corner of the share selection window.
  5. (Optional) Select the down arrow ˅ just to the right of the Share Sound option to view audio options and switch between Mono and Stereo (high fidelity) audio options.
  6. Click on Share in the bottom-right corner to begin sharing with your device’s audio included.


  • Sharing device audio can also be enabled after you have begun sharing by locating the share toolbar, clicking More, then selecting Share Sound.
  • To switch between mono and stereo sound while sharing, locate the share toolbar, click More, then select between Mono and Stereo (high fidelity) options under Select sharing sound mode. 

4. What is Zoom for Education?

Zoom for Education was built for schools, giving you more control over privacy and safety and controlling who can join your meetings.

There is a free version of Zoom, but you are limited, and it’s not ideal for teachers and students. This version gives account administrators features to authenticate users and many other features.

Zoom for Education: Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions

Zoom for Education

Related: Asynchronous Learning Tips for Teachers

5. Security Features for the Meeting Host

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Click on the security icon in your meeting to access security features like locking the meeting so no one else can join, turn chat off and on, sharing permissions, muting permissions, and more.

Teachers: Top Features for Securing Your Virtual Classrooms & Enhancing Students’ Learning Experiences

6. NEW! Immersive View

“Immersive View allows hosts to arrange video participants and webinar panelists into a single virtual background, bringing people together into one scene to connect and collaborate in a cohesive virtual meeting space.”

This is a fun way to view your classroom!

Do I have access to Immersive View on Zoom?

Available for Windows and MacOS desktop clients, Immersive View is enabled by default for all Free and single Pro accounts using Zoom 5.6.3 or higher, and can be enabled via the web portal for all other account types. To learn more about how to enable Immersive View for users or groups in your account, please visit their support article.

7. Use Reaction Button to Engage with Students

In the desktop version, your students can use the reactions button to ask you to s

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