Zoom Video Conferencing

To use Zoom and implement the service in your work you need to enable Zoom Conference Addon. For this, from your dashboard panel go to STM LMS > Addons.

Find there Zoom Conference Addon and enable it. Click on the Settings icon in the top right corner to open the new page, where you will be offered to Install eRoom - Zoom Meetings & Webinar plugin.

Click on the Install Plugin button.

Once the plugin is installed you can open the Zoom settings. On your dashboard panel, you now can find the eRoom menu. Click on the Zoom Settings option to set it up (eRoom > Zoom Settings).

You will be required to enter some credentials: API Key and API Secret Key. You can collect these credentials on Zoom App Marketplace. Follow this link: https://marketplace.zoom.us/ to obtain your API Key/Secret.

You can follow the link provided on the page and follow the guide on how to create a JWT App for your website: https://marketplace.zoom.us/docs/guides/getting-started/app-types/create-jwt-app

Go to the Zoom App Marketplace to register your App and generate credentials.

Click on the Develop dropdown menu and select the Build App option there.

Choose the type for your app and enter all the required information.

Then copy App Credentials and paste them on the Settings page on your admin panel.

How to use Zoom Meetings?

To make sure the instructors can select a lesson type Zoom Conference in the Frontend Course Builder, go to Users > Select user > Edit User. Scroll down to the Zoom Settings, find there Meeting Host section and Select Host from the dropdown menu.

Zoom addon allows you to easily add new users. Those users can be added as Hosts, which means that they will be able to host and create their own meetings.

Please note for each Instructor on the website the admin should specify the Host. Multiple instructors can be applied to the same Host, if you have a free Zoom account with only one Host available. In that case, those instructors can add and conduct video sessions themselves. But they can't stream conferences at the same time.

If there are many instructors and there is a possibility of having conferences at the same time, you need to purchase a premium Zoom plan with a bigger number of hosts: https://zoom.us/pricing

To add a new user, go to eRoom > Add User, and on the new page fill in the necessary information and save.

On the Users page, you can see all the users in your account.

How to Add Meetings

From the Meetings (eRoom > Meetings) menu, you can open the meeting page and create a new meeting or edit the existed one.

The plugin allows you to submit all the information about the meeting, such as title, meeting date and time, host and agenda, specifications about the timezone and meeting duration.

Instructors can add meetings via the frontend page builder. Go to Course Curriculum, find the needed lesson, and go to Lesson Settings > Lesson Type and select Zoom Conference type from the options available in the dropdown menu.

You can specify the start date and time, timezone and enable the following functions: Join before Host, Host join start.

There is also a shortcode that you can add to any page on your website.

Just copy the shortcode and paste it into the page.

In that case, on this particular page will appear a countdown for the planning meeting.

The screenshoot takent from the Masterstudy theme

Please pay attention that the correctness of a countdown depends on the Time Zone you set. For a meeting, you can set a time zone when creating one.

If the meeting has already started, instead of a countdown there will be meeting details provided on the page along with the Join Meeting buttons where users have two options, either to join the meeting in the browser or access the session via the Zoom app.

The screenshoot takent from the Masterstudy theme

Zoom addon also lets you collect the Reports.

Go to eRoom > Reports menu and access the Reports page. Specify month and year for the data you want to see and you will get your meetings statistics such as the number of meetings, participants and new users.

Let’s have a look at the live meetings page. The image below showcases the meeting page of the Zoom App for macOS.

Please note there are different Zoom Clients/Extensions/Apps for different systems and platforms. You can download the needed client version browser extension here: https://zoom.us/download

This is how it should look from the student's perspective.

During the session, you can enable screen viewing mode. When the meeting is over you will see the overall time spent on the video session and will be able to complete it.

The screenshoot takent from the Masterstudy theme