Parallel teaching allows you to teach to a physical class in a UQ teaching space and on Zoom at the same time.

Parallel teaching will be available in central teaching spaces from Semester 2, 2020.

Before you start, you need to have a scheduled Zoom meeting set up and shared with Zoom participants. 

Room equipment

There is a webcam on the preview monitor, which can be adjusted to change the position of the camera. You may want to adjust the room lighting using the touch panel for a better camera image.

You can use the provided desktop PC to display the desktop PC, a laptop or a document camera in the lecture theatre and to those participating via Zoom.

The audio from the lectern microphone and wireless microphones can be heard both in the lecture theatre and by Zoom participants. People participating via Zoom can be heard over the lecture theatre sound system.

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Starting the AV system

  1. Press the touch panel to wake it.
  2. Select ‘Power On’.
  3. Select ‘Desktop’.
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Sharing from the desktop PC

  1. Log in to the desktop PC.
  2. Open the ‘Start’ menu, type ‘Zoom’, and click 'Zoom' when it appears.
  3. Enter your UQ username and password on the UQ Authenticate screen.
  4. When prompted to switch apps, select ‘Yes’.
  5. In Zoom, join your scheduled meeting.
  6. Hover over the Zoom window and select ‘Share Screen’.
  7. Tick ‘Share computer sound’ and select ‘Share’.

Video and audio from the desktop PC will now be presented to Zoom participants.

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Sharing from a laptop

It's recommended that you use the desktop PC for screen sharing. Where specific software is not available on the desktop PC, you can screen share from a laptop to the desktop PC using Mirroring360.

For more information about installing and using Mirroring360, see the UQ Mirroring360 user guide

  1. Share the desktop PC screen in Zoom if you're not already doing so.
  2. On the desktop PC, open the ‘Start’ menu, then type ‘mirror’ and select ‘Mirroring360’ when it appears.
  3. Take note of the 9-digit Mirroring360 ID.
  4. On your laptop, launch ‘Mirroring 360 Sender’.
  5. Add the Mirroring360 ID if this is the first time connecting in this room:
    • Select the ‘quick connect’ icon.
    • Enter the Mirroring360 ID from the desktop computer and select ‘add’.
    • Close the ‘Quick Connect’ window by selecting the cross (‘X’).
  6. Hover over the computer name and select the play icon to share your laptop. 

Both video and audio from your laptop will now appear through the desktop PC and be shown on room displays and to Zoom participants.

To stop sharing your laptop, select the stop icon next to the computer name.

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Sharing from an ELMO document camera

  1. Share the desktop PC in Zoom if you're not already doing so.
  2. Launch ‘ELMO Interactive Toolbox’ software by double clicking its icon on the desktop.
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The document camera will be displayed on the desktop PC, and be shown on room displays and to Zoom participants.

You can zoom the document camera in and out using the physical dial on the document camera head.

To stop displaying the document camera, move the mouse to the far-left of the screen and select the red ‘X’ icon that appears.

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Sharing from a WolfVision document camera

  1. In the Zoom meeting, select ‘Share Screen’, or ‘New Share’ if you're currently sharing the desktop PC.
  2. Select ‘Advanced’, select ‘Content from 2nd Camera’, then select ‘Share’.
    Screenshot of a Zoom meeting with the 'Share Screen' button circled. Also shows the buttons 'Advanced', 'Content from 2nd camera' and 'Share' circled.

The document camera will now be displayed on the desktop PC, and be shown on room displays and to Zoom participants. You can exit full screen by double-clicking the document camera image.

You can zoom the document camera in and out using the physical dial on the document camera head.

To stop displaying the document camera, select ‘Stop Share’ at the top of the screen.

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