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How to Setup Virtual Office Hours via the Zoom Portal

  1. ‚ÄčGo to TXST Zoom.
  2. Enter your NetID and password. Click Login.

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  3. Click Meetings.

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  4. Click Schedule a New Meeting

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  5. Make desired selections throughout, and be sure to include these selections:
     
    • For Topic, enter Office Hours.

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    • Under Time Zone, click the Recurring meeting checkbox and select No Fixed Time.

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    • Under Meeting Options, uncheck Enable join before host.
    • Under Meeting Options, check the box next to Enable waiting room.

      NOTE: This will allow you to finish one conversation with a student before letting another student into the room.

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    • Under Meeting Options, click the checkbox next to Only authenticated users can join, and in the drop down menu, click TxState Users.

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  6. Click Save.

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  7. To invite your students to the meeting, copy the Zoom link in the Invite Attendees field, and place it in your syllabus or send it to students via email, if desired.

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    Congratulations! You have setup virtual office hours using the Zoom portal.