We know many districts are rapidly transitioning to remote instruction, and we want to help.
Clever has partnered with Zoom to make video conferencing free for all districts experiencing school closures.
If your district is closed, or planning for a closure, your district can request a special Zoom account for your district. Zoom accounts setup through Clever will include the following:
- Unlimited teacher accounts
- No time limit on class sessions (40 minute limit removed)
- Single sign-on via the Clever Portal
- Support for PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, iPads, Android phones & iPhones
- Breakout Rooms for small-group discussions
Through this partnership, Zoom is making all of these features available at no charge through July 1, 2020.
How do I create a Zoom account?
Adding Zoom and creating accounts are managed at the district level. District administrators can find directions for adding the Zoom integration here.
If you do not see the Zoom app in your Portal, please contact your district help desk.
How do I log in to Zoom?
- Log in to the Clever Portal
- Click on the Zoom icon.
You are now logged in and will be directed to your Zoom profile! On this page, you can find your Personal Meeting ID URL that you will share with your students.
How do I create a virtual meeting?: Elementary teachers / 1 class
Step 1: Log in to Zoom
Step 2: Copy the Personal Meeting ID URL from your Zoom profile.
Step 2: Go to the Clever Portal → Click on your teacher page ('YOUR NAME's Page') → Select from the bottom right → Select Link
Step 3: Paste the Personal Meeting ID URL where it says 'PASTE LINK HERE...' → name the link (ex. Mr. Conn's Zoom) → upload this Zoom logo here as the icon → Click 'Add link'
Step 4: The Zoom icon will now appear on your teacher page for both you and your students to access. Any time you and your students want to join your virtual classroom, simply click on the Zoom icon!
How do I set up my virtual meetings: Secondary teachers / multiple classes
Step 1: Log in to the Clever Portal
Step 2: Create a Teacher Page for each of your classes. Instructions can be found here.
Step 3: Click on the Zoom application in the Clever Portal
Step 4: Click on "Schedule a Meeting"
Step 5. Enter the details for your class. For example:
Topic: 1st Hr - Algebra
When: 8:00am - 8:52am
Step 6: Select "Recurring meeting".
Step 7. Select "Save". On the next screen, click "Copy the invitation"
Step 8: Go to the Clever Portal → Click on your Teacher Page for the corresponding class (Example: 1st Hr - Algebra)
Step 9: Paste the Personal Meeting ID URL where it says 'PASTE LINK HERE...' → name the link (ex. Mr. Conn's Zoom) → upload this Zoom logo here as the icon → Click 'Add link'
Step 10: The Zoom icon will now appear on your teacher page for both you and your students to access. Any time you and your students want to join your virtual classroom, simply click on the Zoom icon!
Step 11: Repeat steps 3-10 for each of your classes.
How do my students log in to Zoom?
Once you have created a Zoom icon for your students, they will simply log in to the Clever Portal → Click on your teacher page → Click on the Zoom icon that you added. They will immediately be taken to your virtual meeting!
Recommended Zoom Settings
Description: The Waiting Room feature allows the host to control when a participant joins the meeting. As the meeting host, you can admit attendees one by one or hold all attendees in the waiting room and admit them all at once
Tutorial: How to use
Mute upon entry
Description: Automatically mute all participants when they join the meeting. The host controls whether participants can unmute themselves
Directions: Setup - Log in to Clever > Click on Zoom > Settings > Mute participants upon entry > toggle to green
Tutorial: How to use
Disable screen sharing for students
Description: Allow only the teacher to share their screen or content during meetings
Directions: Setup - Log in to Clever > Click on Zoom > Settings > Screen Sharing > Who can share? > Select "Host only" > Click "Save"
Tutorial: How to use
Disabling In-Meeting Chat
Description: This will prevent the host, co-hosts, and participants from chatting for any meetings you host. The Chat option will no longer appear in the Meeting Controls.
- Sign in to Clever
- Click on the Zoom icon to sign in to the Zoom web portal.
- Click Settings.
- Click the Chat and Private Chat toggles to disable in-meeting chat.
- Click Save Changes.
How can I get help with using Zoom?
Zoom has a large number of resources to support you and your students. These resources can be found at https://support.zoom.us
Here are some resources from their Help Center that Clever recommends to get started!
Zoom Technical Support
If you or your students encounter technical problems with Zoom, you can submit a support request. "Support Hours" are 24 x 7, including public holidays, where agents or technical engineers are available for email or live support.