Follow Up Friday: Zoom High-Fidelity Music Feature, Quick Hits Group Projects, and Upcoming Trainings

February 25, 2022


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Online Teaching highlight: Zoom High-Fidelity Music Feature

Want a boost to the audio and call quality of Zoom calls and Zoom recordings? As we move back to classrooms, it is important to note that Zoom can still be a useful tool for impactful education even when you are fully in the classroom. The High-Fidelity Music Mode is obviously geared towards musicians, performers, and live demonstrations (think a virtual yoga class) that uses music. However, this Zoom feature can be used in telehealth for hearing heartbeats and breathing. 

What disciplines could be using it

  • Music – Zoom recordings of performances to upload to Canvas or in live sessions
  • Nursing – Zoom calls for live telehealth practice
  • Speech Pathology – Zoom calls for working with clients
  • Any course where the highest range of sound quality could be used to educate learners on the tools they can use as professionals. 

How to enable this feature

Simply follow these steps or watch this brief demonstration

  • Simply open Zoom and open settings
  • Select Audio to locate “Music and Professional Audio” 
  • Select the box next to “Show in -meeting option to enable ‘Original Sound’”
  • And select “High fidelity music mode”

Quick note

  • We recommend using an ethernet cable to access the internet and closing all other non-essential programs when using this feature. 

In Case You Missed It: 

  • Quick Hits with Gray Jackson on how to set up group projects in Canvas – view recording here

Upcoming Live Training:

  • Next week: 
    • Workshop Wednesday with Laura Scott on Course Organization
      • Ready to get organized? In this workshop, we’ll discuss how effective course organization and design sets the stage for better learning, as well as strategies for identifying an organizational structure for your course and communicating it to your learners. Whether you are planning a new course or looking to rework an existing one, you can help students reach their goals and make meaningful learning connections by creating a coherent structure for your course.
      • Facilitated by Laura Scott, Instructional Designer at Clemson Online. 
      • Wednesday, March 2nd from 1:30 – 2:15 PM
      • Register here
    • First Friday Coffee & Conversation
      • Join this virtual and informal round-table discussion with colleagues from across campus as we discuss the following topics: What teaching materials do you use (textbook, selected readings, OER, etc.) and what are the benefits of those materials? Do you use your content librarian at Clemson Libraries and if so, why and if not, why not? 
      • This is for anyone (tenured faculty, full-time lecturer, adjunct, graduate teaching assistant) who has been teaching through the pandemic. 
      • Hosted by Clemson Online and facilitated by Anne Marie Rogers, Associate Director Learning Technology. 
      • Friday, March 4th, from 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
      • Register here

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