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10 New Zoom Features to Enhance Your Teaching and Better Engage Your Students

Looking for new ways to enhance your teaching and improve student engagement in your classes delivered on Zoom? Or are you just curious about Zoom updates made over the past year and the new innovations in store? Either way, this webinar is for you!

Zoom made an estimated 1,000 updates to the popular video conference platform last year, most of which were behind-the-scenes technical improvements. In this webinar, Dr. Ron Owston separates out 10 of the most valuable new features for educators and describes how they may be applied to online teaching.

Key takeaways

Among the topics to be discussed are:
•    New ways to use auto transcription
•    Zoom apps: what they are and how to use them
•    Improvements made to the Zoom whiteboard
•    Enhanced polling, quiz and end-of-meeting survey features
•    Communicating with breakout rooms
•    What upgrades to expect in 2023


Ron Owston

Dr. Ron Owston
Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate

The founding director of York University’s Institute for Research in Learning Technologies, Dr. Owston is also a former Dean of the Faculty of Education and University Professor Emeritus at York. He ranks among Google Scholar’s most-cited blended-learning researchers globally. Dr. Owston's webinars on effective use of Zoom for teaching as part of the Contact North I Contact Nord webinar series are lauded by educators around the world.

What participants say about Dr. Owston’s webinars:

  • “I've really learned a lot the last 6 or so months watching your Zoom webinars. My students have noticed and I share with you their kudos. I look forward to upping my Breakout Zoom Room game!”
  • “I really appreciate Ron’s effort and I need to watch this all over again to try the different possibilities.”
  • “Thank you very much Ron! This was a very informative session! I am excited to try to put together a class for my learners.”
  • “I wanted to comment on how useful these sessions have been — I have learned a lot from attending and/or watching them afterward. And, I include them in all my PD announcements to encourage faculty to attend.”
  • “Thank you, thank you, thank you — really wonderful!”

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Feb 15 2023


10:00 am - 11:00 am


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