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Remote Teaching Resources

General Information
Google Hangouts Meet
  • Zoom Licenses
    • Free Zoom License: Zoom offers a free license which allows up to 100 participants but limits meeting time to 40 minutes with three or more total participants (Note: Zoom has temporarily lifted its 40-minute time limit for free licenses for people who have .edu email addresses). 
    • USNA has acquired a one year Zoom for Education license for 100 hosts. Each host can have unlimited meetings and each meeting supports up to 300 participants. Please contact Dr. Julie Zhu ( if you are in need of a Zoom for Education license. 
  • Zoom Help Center with Tutorials
  • Zoom for Educational Resources
  • Zoom Security Best Practices NPS Wiki 
  • Zoom features/settings that help avoid/minimize disruptions
    • Schedule a Meeting - consider selecting the following options when scheduling a meeting:
      • Have meeting ID generated automatically instead of using your Personal Meeting ID (PMI) for public events. 
        • Your Personal Meeting ID (PMI) is assigned to you automatically as a permanent personal meeting room. You can start it at anytime or schedule it for a future use. A non-recurring meeting ID will expire 30 days after the scheduled date, if the meeting is not recorded. A recurring meeting ID expires if it isn't used for 365 days. 
      • Require Meeting Password
        • Joining participants will be required to input this before joining your scheduled meeting.
      • Mute Participants upon entry
        • If join before host is not enabled, this will mute participants as they join the meeting. Participants can unmute themselves after joining the meeting. 
      • Enable Waiting Room
        • The Waiting Room feature allows the host to control when a participant joins the meeting. As the meeting host, you can admit attendees one by one or hold all attendees in the waiting room and admit them all at once. You can send all participants to the waiting room when joining your meeting or only guests, participants who are not on your Zoom account or are not signed in. 
      • Enable Only authenticated users can join meetings (Education License required)
        •  Allow hosts to restrict participants who can join a meeting or webinar to those who are logged into Zoom, and even restrict it to Zoom users who's email address uses a certain domain. 
    • Manage Participants in a meeting - Consider selecting the following options:
Google Classroom
Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor
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