If you received information that your class will be conducted online using Zoom Web Conferencing, then follow these tips so that your Zoom experience will go as smoothly as possible.



TIP #1 Read and review information on Zoom Web Conferencing setup provided to you
SCU IT and SCU Law Technology has provided you with information on how to setup and use the Zoom Web Conferencing system.
Tutorial is here, Zoom for SCU Law Students

Information on Zoom provided by SCU is here,
SCU Zoom Web Conferencing



TIP #2 Make sure to be logged into MySCU portal before you launch Zoom meeting link
SCU has licensed Zoom Web Conferencing application and system for all registered SCU students and is associated with the University single sign-on system.  The applications that you need can all be launched and accessed via the MySCU portal, https://www.scu.edu/login .



TIP #3 Run the minimum number of applications needed to participate in a Zoom Web Conferencing meeting
Not all law students have the latest and greatest laptop computer. Even if you do, running many applications at once will degrade your laptop's performance and may cause unforeseen technical issues. For students with older laptops, then it is important to run the minimum number of applications while attend your online class via Zoom Web Conferencing.
Web browsers:

Limit the number of open tabs, especially in Chrome. The maximum number of tabs recommended should be four ( MySCU portal (https://www.scu.edu/login); and one tab for each MySCU portal app (SCU GMAIL, CAMINO, ZOOM) ).

Groupware (Office Products):

If you have multiple apps and documents that are open, then you may run into resource issues. You will need to close any Office applications and/or documents that are not currently in use.

Streaming (Spotify, Steam, NetFlix, etc.):

Everyone needs to take a break and enjoy their favorite song and/or movie. However, during your online class, you need to close all streaming apps to avoid possible technical and/or bandwidth issues.



TIP #4 If you don't need video to participate, then turn off your video.
Unless your professor requires it for a presentation on your part, at minimum, you need audio to listen. If your professor decides to share slides, play media, etc.; then the professor (host) will activate their video.

*Always mute your microphone when you first enter the Zoom meeting session if it has not already been done for you by the host.

*As a participant, do not share your desktop or any applications while using Zoom.

*Be mindful that if you have video turned on, the Zoom meeting may be recorded so make an effort to look presentable.

*Always make sure to leave the meeting after the session has ended.