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Tips for Using Zoom

Tips for Using Zoom

Zoom video chat tips cartoon by Naomi Weintraub
Spertus Institute's Tips for Using Zoom

At Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, we have a long history of offering high-quality remote programming. As we join the effort to slow the escalating impact of COVID-19, we have successfully been able to move a number of our programs—previously scheduled to be held live on our Chicago campus—to an online format. We’ve kept the learning going and had the added perk of being able to make sessions available to larger audiences.

For those of you joining us for these sessions, or holding sessions of your own, we’ve assembled some of our favorite tips and resources. After all, there's no better time than the present to connect online!

Hand-Drawn Zoom Instructions from Artist Naomi Weintraub

Pop open a copy of artist Naomi Rose Weintraub’s clear and kind hand-drawn guide (pictured above and below) to have handy as you begin using Zoom. We thank her for creating this and allowing us to share it with you. We’ve found it especially good for sharing with colleagues who are joining Zoom meetings for the first time. Access full graphic >

Zoom video chat tips cartoon by Naomi Weintraub 

Comprehensive Guide to Educating Through Zoom | March 2020

This guide was created by Zoom for the heroes in the K-12 schooling system who are now moving classes online. We’ve found it’s useful for way more than that, with clear instructions for first-time Zoom users and those using Zoom to meet, connect, conduct online programs, and teach learners of all ages. It will take you from how to sign up to how to schedule classes or meetings, all the way through video recording sessions and delivering video instruction.


Want to Look Your Best on Zoom?

The New York Times put together recommendations about lighting and backgrounds gleaned from designers and work-at-home professionals. Tips to looking good on webcam > 

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership offers dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. Graduate programs and workshops train future leaders and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life. Public programs—including films, exhibitions, speakers, seminars, workshops, and concerts—take place at the Institute's Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online. Spertus Institute is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.


Sunday, August 2, 2020