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Zoom teaching with an alternative to the whiteboard: tablet and pen

With Zoom, you can record yourself through the webcam, which provides a greater sense of closeness while at the same time allowing you to share inputs from additional devices. For example, it can be from a tablet with a thin pen, such as an Apple Pencil.

The following guide describes an asynchronous video recording. But it can also be used for synchronous teaching where the students follow the teaching live. Before you start, be sure to download the Zoom app for either Android or iOS on your tablet.

There are easier ways to do direct screen sharing via iPad, which is shown further down. However, you may experince some lagging by using this method. 

Tablet teaching with tablet or iPad

Just like with your smartphone, you can log in your tablet as a participant in your meeting room.

  1. Access https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/ and start a meeting on your computer.


  2. Open Zoom Meetings and Join with computer audio.

  3. Now, you can see yourself on the computer screen. You may need to adjust camera and microphone input in the lower-left corner if you are using, for example, an external webcam or microphone/headset.


  4. Find your tablet and launch the Zoom app. Press the blue Join button.

  5. Find your meeting ID, in the upper-left corner of your Zoom meeting on your computer.


  6. Enter the ID on your tablet. Make sure you have enabled both Don’t Connect To Audio and Turn Off My Video before pressing Join.


  7. In the meeting room, you can tap anywhere on the screen, except for the small box in the right corner, and a menu pops up.

  8. Press Share Content. 

  9. To share a whiteboard, you can either tap Screen and draw in your favourite app. Press Start broadcast to start screen sharing. 


    If you press Whiteboard in the share content menu, you can use Zoom’s whiteboard. However, you may experience some lagging using this method, which is why we recommend you use your own apps.

  10. Remember to select which video input in addition to the screen sharing – either from your tablet camera or webcam – you want to include in the footage. To do this, right-click the desired input on the computer and select Pin Video.


  11. You can now start your filming with Record.


    Recordings can be paused and resumed, and you can make multiple recordings in one meeting room. When you leave the meeting room at the end, your video files will be stored separately on your computer and ready to be uploaded to Blackboard.

Whiteboard teaching with an iPad

  1. Access the website https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/ and start a meeting on your computer.


  2. Open Zoom Meetings and Join with computer audio.

  3. You can now see yourself on the computer screen. You may need to adjust camera and microphone input in the lower-left corner if you are using, for example, external webcam or microphone/headset.. 


  4. Press the green Share Screen button, select iPhone/iPad, and press Sharein the lower-right corner.

  5. Make sure your computer and iPad are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

  6. Next, start screen mirroring. To find the button, swipe down from the top-right corner of your iPad.


  7. Finally, select the specified input.
    You are now sharing the screen screen and, for example, you can do whiteboard teaching with a pen in your favourite note program.

  8. Remember to select the video input you want to include on the recordings. To do this, right-click the desired input and select Pin Video


  9. S tart filming by clicking Record.


    Recordings can be paused and resumed, and you can make multiple recordings in one meeting room. When you leave the meeting room at the end, your videos will be stored separately on your computer and ready to be uploaded to Blackboard.

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The newsletter was edited by Nina Adolfsen. If you have any suggestions or comments, please contact nva@stll.au.dk.

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