Zoom is a good choice for live streaming your celebrations to external guests such as parents and carers. Using a password can help with security.
Set up and use Zoom for your school's celebration
This 6:36 video will guide you through setting up your live stream, including instructions on how to invite people outside of the department, what hardware to use and how to distribute invites.
Enhancing your live stream using Zoom
This 3:52 video will provide you with tips on bringing your live stream to the next level, including tips like using additional cameras and external microphones.
Checklist for setting up a virtual celebration using Zoom
The Zoom celebration checklist will support to plan and deliver a sucessful live streamed celebration via Zoom.
Frequently asked questions
Setting up my meeting
In Zoom, a meeting is an interactive online space, with lots of scope for interaction and collaboration between attendees. Depending on settings, attendees can use their video, microphone and chat.
A webinar has hosts, cohost and panelists who can share their screens and turn on their microphones and videos. For a virtual learning conference, a webinar is the ideal platform.
Parents should be sent the webinar link, along with the guide How people outside the department can join a Zoom meeting.
Using Zoom within the DoE environment has been designed to offer safety and security for our students, so all attendees must have a Zoom account. These accounts are free.
During the meeting
The host or the co-host can go to the chat settings, and limit sharing options, or turn the chat off altogether.
You may want to consider having the chat open for the five minutes before you commence to assist with any trouble shooting, then close the chat.
It is recommended that there be only one connection per classroom, to minimise impact on the school's bandwidth. The Zoom session can be displayed on an interactive whiteboard.
See the guide to Using Zoom on an Interactive Whiteboard.
Have your video open but not playing on your computer. At the appropriate time, share your screen and select your video. You must click on the Share computer sound button and the Optimise screen sharing for video option.
Please refer to the screen sharing in a Zoom webinar guide.