Class discussion via online platforms can be frustrating. The articles below outline Zoom tools and features for engaging students in synchronous online discussion. Zoom tools can help increase engagement in discussions, profile and account settings offer options for more ways to share information, and breakout rooms make smaller group discussion and collaboration possible.

Helpful Zoom Tools

Zoom Profile and Account Settings

Breakout Rooms

Moderating Discussions Over Video (External Resource)


Asynchronous discussions are conducted predominantly through text instead of voice. Below are a few formats and tools that can be used to structure and direct asynchronous class discussion.

Discussion Forums

Recording and Sharing Zoom Meetings