Interactive Zoom: Pre-Class

Before attending the workshop, please complete two short activities:


Activity 1


Thank you for completing Activity 1. The Jigsaw method is one type of small group activity you could utilise in your class. Do you think you could run a Jigsaw activity in Zoom? Have a think about how you might do it and vote below in Activity 2:


Activity 2

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Activity 3 (optional)

One final thing… if you are unfamiliar with how to share and annotate a Zoom whiteboard, we highly recommend that you watch a short segment of this video (auto starts at 1:36) to learn about this feature. We will be using it in our session. Feel free to start a Zoom meeting and test this out for yourself.


Interactive Zoom: Ideas for Small Group Activities


As part of our Zoom series, Interactive Zoom is an extremely hands-on workshop that aims to provide insights on running small group activities in Zoom. You will participate in a virtual small group activity to investigate various types of small group activities and how to implement them to support student engagement.

Who can attend?

Anyone who can use basic controls in Zoom such as such as joining breakout rooms, using chat, and sharing your screen and Zoom whiteboard.


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Please email the Staff Education Team if you would like to be notified.

Minimum numbers

We require a minimum number of registrations for this session. In the event that this number is not reached, we may cancel or reschedule and all participants will be notified.

What do you need?

A stable internet connection (min 1.5 Mps up/down) to enable video conferencing.
A suitable quiet space so that you can turn on your camera and speak freely in order to actively engage in the workshop.
Updated version of Zoom using the Exploring Zoom Handout.
A laptop or device that allows you to save and share files

Additional Resources

Teaching Remotely with Zoom – a series

After the rapid global transition to remote teaching last Semester, our ANU CLT Education Design Team are showcasing how ANU academics are using Zoom breakout rooms in different ways through a series of blog posts via the Centre’s Interact Blog. So, if you are feeling:

  • Zoomed out
  • Not able to offer the best experience you can
  • Keen to learn new ideas and ways of using Zoom but are too flat out to fully explore or
  • All of the above and more!

Then our new blog post series should help. It will present tips and tricks from ANU academics to help you get the most out of Zoom without having to venture far into the realm of the internet!

For more innovative approaches to learning and teaching, subscribe to the Interact Blog