16 Jun 2020 Danielle Chazen
3min read

A to Zoom: Acing Online Learning Webinar

A significant number of online learning experiences are now happening via Zoom. With more time and experience utilizing the platform, educators have identified challenges and are benefiting from best practices which have been uncovered in the process. As a result, Verbit is investing more in its integrations with Zoom and additional web conferencing platforms.

We’re therefore hosting a webinar to help our higher education community gain an understanding of best practices on Zoom. The virtual event, A to Zoom: Acing Online Learning, will take place on Thursday, June 25th at 11am EST.

It will explore how enlisting thoughtful strategies for online teaching is essential for student retention during these times. With greater awareness of Zoom tools and functionality, higher-ed professionals can make online learning more engaging and accessible to today’s students.

The event will also showcase Verbit’s new live captioning and interactive transcripts available for Zoom users, including our desktop application Live Room by Verbit. These technologies are helping educators ensure their online learning remains accessible to meet the needs of students who require additional visual aids and note taking tools, such as those with disabilities.

The event will feature key speakers, including:

Misty Cobb, EdD, MBA

Transformational education & technology expert
Cobb is a transformational education and technology leader armed with expertise in providing client-based solutions that shape global environments in education and business. Cobb is recognized by executive leaders and peers for her innovative design and delivery of research-based professional growth initiatives and programs. She is a subject-matter expert in higher-ed ed administration and teaching and learning best practices.

Amanda Jackson

Learning Specialist, Disability Resource Center, University of Florida
Amanda Jackson, M.Ed. serves as a learning specialist within the Disability Resource Center of the University of Florida in Gainesville. Jackson serves on a team helping to ensure all materials are made accessible to students who require them. Jackson and the DRC collaborate to facilitate this access and accommodations for UF students with disabilities by providing accessibility consulting, academic accommodations and education on disability inclusion.

Scott Ready

Accessibility Evangelist and Senior Customer Success Manager, Verbit
As an accessibility evangelist, Scott Ready, has served the education industry for 20+ years and worked for 35+ years in accessibility. Ready studied at Columbia International University and the University of Central Missouri. Ready’s first language is American Sign Language, and he has been part of the deaf community through his parents, who are both deaf, since birth. His parents were teachers at the Missouri School for the Deaf.

Join us live to learn:

  • Best teaching practices to implement on Zoom
  • Online learning challenges and how to overcome them
  • Accessibility requirements to be aware of for online learning
  • How to engage distracted students learning online with interactive tools

You can RSVP for this complimentary live webinar here.