If you have ever experienced Moodle showing the wrong time for class Zoom sessions, the first course of action will be to verify that your Zoom account reflects the correct time zone. To do this, please follow these steps:
1. Go to illinois.zoom.us and log in with your NetID and password.
2. Click on Profile on the left side of the screen.
3. Once you are on your profile, find where it says Time Zone. Click Edit on the right side of the screen.
4. A drop down will appear where it lists your time zone. Select the correct
time zone and click Save.
5. Once you save, go to your class’s Moodle page and verify that the time of
class is now correct.
If you would like to view our documentation on how to change your time zone in Zoom, please view this page on the iSchool wiki.
Recently users have been experiencing an error message when trying to join Zoom classes via Moodle while using the Safari browser. This error message is due to third party cookies and pop ups not being allowed in your Safari browser settings. If you have been getting the error message ‘Sorry, your session was expired. Please refresh the page or login again.,’ please check out this Wiki documentation from the Help Desk that explains the steps you would follow in order to ensure you can join Zoom sessions via Moodle on Safari in the future! As always, if you have any further questions don’t hesitate to reach out the Help Desk.
This week we are sharing how to hide your video feed from yourself when you are in Zoom!
To hide your self view, right click on your video/picture to get the menu display. From the menu, select Hide Self View. If you are in Speaker mode, you will have the same option, but you will first have to enter full-screen view, hover over your image, and choose the icon on the left that says Hide thumbnail video when you hover over it. A box will appear in its place that tells you who is speaking.
To show your self view again, right click on any user’s display and from the menu select Show Self View. If you are in Speaker mode, go to the box that tells you who is speaking and click the middle icon.
For more information on how to hide your self view in Zoom, please see their documentation here.
Here are some shortcuts to make your life using a Mac a little easier. (Windows Shortcuts coming next week.)
Did you know there is a green screen feature in Zoom?
You may be familiar with using virtual backgrounds, but if you have a green screen, Zoom has a feature that helps you use it to your advantage. Selecting the green screen box when you choose to set a virtual background helps Zoom distinguish between you and your background. It is helpful to have a solid color background that doesn’t match with what you are wearing, and there is a feature where you can custom set your green screen color, meaning you can use any solid color fabric you have. It also does not need to be fully covering your background to work.
To properly use your green screen, follow the same steps you would use to set a virtual background. Instructions on how to use virtual backgrounds can be found on the iSchool wiki. From there, make sure to check the box next to “I have a green screen.”
If you would like to manually pick the color of your background, click the little oval that appears and select the color that you would like to have as your background.
It is important to note that glitches can happen, and mastering green screen can take some practice. For more information please see Zoom’s documentation on virtual backgrounds.