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Apart from being very useful for recording screen videos, Zoom has many more options to help teach and clarify anything being shown on the screencast. With Zoom, one can share screens, draw, type, and even chat. This is a very useful tool for teaching or holding meetings in which clear annotation is needed. Below we will demonstrate how to access these features in Zoom.

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ZOOM Desktop App

Drawing/Annotating During Recording & Meeting:

When recording, you can draw, drag, select, point out, switch desktop views, etc. To find all of these options open your recording/meeting screen on the desktop app. 

  1. Once you have opened the meeting or started recording, you will need to share your screen by clicking on the icon "Share Screen".
    Zoom Share Screen Option in toolbar

  2. Click on the "Annotate" icon/button on the panel. This will give you options as to what to do next.
    Feel free to use the mouse, select tool, draw tool, and even the text tool on the screen you have shared. 

    Annotation options toolbar in Zoom

Using ZOOM's Chat

  1. On the app, click on the "chat" icon/button on the left side of the bottom panel. 

    chat icon in Zoom

  2. Select the "New Chat" button on the app. 

    button to start a new chart in the Zoom app

  3. Find the person who you will be chatting with. All messages can be found under chat.

ZOOM Mobile App


You can draw on and annotate images in the mobile Zoom app. Do this by clicking on the "pencil" icon at the bottom of the screen.

For more information on Drawing/Annotating Click Here!

Zoom Breakout Rooms

Breakout Rooms allow you to split your Zoom meeting in up to separate sessions. The meeting host can choose to split the participants into separate sessions automatically or manually, and also can switch sessions at any time.

For more information on Breakout rooms

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