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Zoom Video Feed Question

I have noticed that in Teaching Group Meetings, using Zoom has some features that seem to be a hinderance. Could the automatic video feeds be slowing down bandwidth? Since it isn't necessary to have all participants streaming video during the meeting, I'm just wondering if asking participants to turn off their video feed would help the meeting have fewer issues? I am also wondering if this is an issue because we are coming from all different places with varying Internet speeds. Has anyone else experienced this?

Also, is there a way to upload a photo for each participant to be visible during the meeting instead of the video, as we often did in Adobe Connect?

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  • I have a student saying that their video/web conferencing is limited to 30 minutes. Do you know why this would be the case? Is this a settings issue that the student is setting up in his/her group to limit the time to 30 minutes? 

    • It sounds like the student setup a free account instead of using their BYUI account .

    • Darin, yes, I would think it had something to do with the meeting settings? Whoever is the host for the meeting may have set it up for 30 minutes? (Just a guess.)

  • Based on what I know about the technology, is that the experience with audio and video is dependent on each person's internet connection. The tool is supposed to scale the quality depending on your bandwidth. So the problem could be your internet connection. 

    Personally, I've not had problems. I just held a video meeting with 10 of my students in Mexico and Utah, and we were all on video without any problems. 

    • I have loved being able to see everyone in an online meeting, I think it has definitely had an impact on building relationships with both students and in my teaching group.

      I have noticed that for meetings that have a high demand on bandwidth it is helpful for me to use an ethernet cable instead of work off my wifi in my home.  I don't know if that will be helpful to anyone else, but I thought I would mention it.

      • Thanks for the suggestion!

    • Thanks! It's probably just my Internet, then.

      • Tanya,

        Do a speed test to check your internet speed against what your provider says you should be getting.  If there's much of a difference try rebooting your modem. 

        • That's a good idea, thanks!

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