To use Zoom and implement the service to 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 Zoom Video Conferencing 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 Zoom Meetings menu. Click on the Settings option to set it up (Zoom Meetings > 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 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.
Now, the Zoom service is connected with your website and you can test it.
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
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.
To add a new user, go to Zoom > 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.
From the Zoom 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.
To make sure the users can select a lesson type Zoom Conference, 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.
There is also a shortcode that you can add to any page on your website.
Just copy the shortcode and past it into the page.
In that case, on this particular page will appear a countdown for the planning meeting.
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 to options, either to join the meeting in the browser or access the session via Zoom app.
You can also use the Zoom meeting element available in Elementor page builder. Just select it from the list of elements, and choose your meeting as a content.
You can also use the element from the WPBakery Page Builder to add the meeting to the page. Just click on the Plus icon and select the STM Zoom Meetings element under the STM tab.
Zoom addon also lets you collect the Reports.
Go to Zoom > 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 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 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.
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When the meeting is over you will see the overall time spent on the video session and will be able to complete it.