ZOOM is a platform that allows you to conduct online meetings (conferences). The meeting participants can communicate with each other, turn on/off the video, share content (documents, audio and video from their desktop, browser window, etc.), draw on the board. All this can be broadcasted in real time via video streaming services, for example, YouTube, as well as in the GetCourse webinar room.
ZOOM can be especially useful if you need to simultaneously broadcast several speakers in different places in a webinar.
Important: the opportunity to hold meetings with several participants lasting more than 40 minutes and to stream this meeting to another website is available via paid Zoom tariffs only.
You can set up a conference in your account on the ZOOM website.
Streaming becomes more convenient by the use of Zoom Desktop Client. Speakers can enter the conference both through the Desktop Client, and through the mobile application. You can download them at https://zoom.us/download.
If you want to stream the conference directly to the GetCourse webinar room, create a webinar in your Getcourse account. In the advanced settings of the webinar, specify the “Video encoder” broadcast type
From the GetCourse webinar room, copy the broadcast URL and key, as well as a link to the webinar room
In the ZOOM account, configure the streaming configuration for the created conference.
Paste the copied broadcast URL and key, as well as a link to the GetCourse webinar room.
In ZOOM, you can stream the entire desktop, individual files (presentation, audio, video, that are opened on the computer desktop), as well as browser windows and a whiteboard for drawing. To do this, in the “Share screen” section, select the desired window or application
If you need to stream sound along with the screen sharing (for example, in video), check the box “Computer sound sharing”.
If you want to stream sound only (without sharing the application that plays this sound), specify this on the “Advanced” tab.
To end the meeting in the ZOOM application, click “End”. Wait for the meeting to be ended in the webinar room in your account.
The waiting time is approximately equal to the delay time in the signal transmission. It is described how to minimize it in the article by reference. In the GetCourse webinar room, click “Finish webinar”.