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 An online workshop on “How to use Zoom in online courses in mind” was conducted on March 19, 2020, from 15:00 to 17:00.

 We first described the main types of online teaching, and the basic flow of a simple online class using Zoom (how to create a room, how to enter and exit, etc.). After that, as a practical part, microphone and camera settings, participant management (mute control), screen sharing (material presentation), chat (question and answer), raising hand (question and answer), polling (question from teacher) , Breakout (group work) and other functions were introduced.

 We are sorry for those who could not participate because the meeting exceeded 1000 people immediately after the start. We released a recorded video of the workshop, so if you are interested, please watch it.
 Also, thank you for those who participated on the day. Even after the basic course, individual consultation time was set up, and 500 people remained for about 30 minutes from the end of the workshop, and 200 people remained for about 1 hour and 30 minutes from the end. Thank you for your participation.

Handouts

How we ran the workshop

 Two instructors had roles in the workshop: one instructor explained along with the slide, and the other instructor constantly checked the chat, sharing important questions and comments as needed. In addition, Dr. Taura, Director of the Information Technology Center, responded to questions that came up by chat.

What we have learned from the online course with 1000 participants

 We designed the workshop to make people be able to get to know about various functions while actually their experiencing Zoom.
In addition, because it is difficult for participants to work together only with Zoom, we used Google Spreadsheets, so participants could share information on copyright-free materials and their own experience using Zoom in classroom.

Questionnaire results

 120 participants answered the questionnaire.
 80% percent of the participants were faculty members, and more than 90% of the respondents answered that the online workshop was useful.
 Although there is room for improvement, the instructors were relieved with the feedback.

Results of questionnaire: role of participants

Results of questionnaire: overall evaluation

In conclusion

It was our first attempt on an online workshop for 1000 people. We are happy that the course went well and without any big problems. We hope this report will be especially useful for those who are giving large online courses.  We appreciate all the participants and many people who are involved in the construction of the portal site. We would like to continue trying to provide meaningful workshops and information in the future. Thank you for your kind support.

(Lui Yoshida,Kayoko Kurita)