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Zoom and Moodle Integration

For courses that were recorded in Zoom, you may add a link in Moodle that points students to that recording. Once Zoom is done building the recording, Zoom will send you an email that will contain the link to your recording.

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There are two options to add the recording link:

Add a URL Resource to the Moodle Course

  • Log in to Moodle and select the course
  • Turn Editing On

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  • Click Add an activity or resource

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  • Scroll down and select URL

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  • Click Add

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  • In the General Section, enter
    • Name
    • External URL - paste here the URL from Zoom's recording
    • Edit the other fields as needed

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  • Click Save and return to course

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  • In the course the student will see the link for the Zoom recording

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Edit the Zoom Block

  • Go to the Zoom block, click the Settings gear
  • Select Configure Zoom Meetings block

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  • In the Content area add the recorded link by clicking on the hyperlink icon

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  • Click Save Changes

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  • In the course, the student will see the Zoom recording link in the Zoom Meetings block

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Create a Zoom Meeting in a Moodle Course

  • Log in to the Moodle course
  • Turn Editing on

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  • Click and Add an activity or resource
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  • Click on Zoom Meeting

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  • Click Add button

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  • General Section - suggested fields:
    • Topic – Name of Zoom meeting (only required filed)
      • Will create an meeting instantly
    • Description – provide information about the meeting
    • When – date and time of meeting
    • Duration – how long
      • Options: Weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds
    • Recurring – if you want this meeting to recurring on a regular basis, for example every Tuesday at 2:00pm
    • Password – if you want students to enter a password to attend this meeting
    • Host Video and Participant Video – if you want your video turned on when the host and participants join the meeting
    • Audio options – Computer or phone (Recommendation: use computer) i. Meeting option – allow participants to join before the host
    • Alternative host – another participant that can act as the host in case the host cannot be there or someone that will co-run the meeting, maybe a speaker.

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  • Grade Section - suggested fields:
    • None - unless you want to provide a grade for the Zoom Meeting

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  • Common module settings - suggested fields:
    • Availability - Show on course page ( this will allow the student to see the Zoom activity and join the Zoom meeting)

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  • Restrict access settings - suggested fields:
    • None – unless you want to restrict access to this activity based on previous activities being completed in a course, students to have a specific grade, prevent access from a specific date and time, etc.

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  • Activity Completion section - suggested fields:
    • None – unless you want the student to receive a grade for this activity

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  • Tags section - suggested fields:
    • None – Caltech does not support Tags at this time

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  • Competencies Section - suggested fields:
    • None - Caltech does not support Competencies at this time

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  • Click Save and return to close

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Create a Zoom Block to Hold all Zoom Meetings

A Zoom block allows you to have all your Zoom meetings in one location. To enable this,

  • Turn Editing on

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  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the Add... drop down option in the Add a block field

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  • Scroll down the list and select the HTML option. Do NOT press the Enter Key.

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  • A new HTML block appears on the right hand side. Click the settings gear, select Configure (new HTML block) block

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  • Configure the following:
    • HTML block title
    • Content - this should have the Zoom meetings link. Copy and paste the link from the text found in the Zoom meeting activity. To insert the link, click on the Insert/Edit hyperlink icon)

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  • Click Save Changes
  • Instructors may determine where to display this block of Zoom meetings. This can be selected in the section Where this block appears
    • Any page - see the block on any page in this course
    • Any course page - see the block on the course main page only

Launch a Zoom Meeting Created in Moodle from Moodle

  • Entry in Moodle Course

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  • Instructor view when clicking on the Zoom link up to 10 minutes before the scheduled time
    • Click Start Meeting

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  • Instructor view when clicking on the Zoom link not at the scheduled time
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  • Student view when clicking on the Zoom link up to 10 minutes before the scheduled time
    • Click Join Meeting

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  • Student view when clicking on the Zoom link not at the scheduled time
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