Texas Tech University

Online Teaching Video Tutorials

To help make the transition to teaching online as smooth as possible, please use the following recommended platforms for teaching. We need to offer a consistent teaching experience, which is only possible by using the current tools made available to faculty and students.


Blackboard: Gradebook Assignments

Blackboard: Create Discussion Board Post for Group Work

Blackboard: Send External Email

Zoom: Schedule a Meeting


  • Do not share zoom meeting details publicly.
  • Require a password to your meetings.
  • Disable “Join Before Host."
  • Enable “Co-Host,” so you can assign others to help moderate.
  • Disable “File Transfer,” so there's no digital virus sharing.
  • Disable “Allow Removed Participants to Rejoin,” so booted attendees can't slip back in.

Zoom: Share Screen

Zoom: Chat Options

Zoom: Breakout Rooms

Zoom: Record Meetings

Content Creation: Add Voice-Over to PowerPoint Presentation