Students Active Learning and Engagement While Zooming.

As educators faced the challenge of turning their face to face courses into fully online courses, students faced even greater challenges. Many students did not have access to technology and Internet to be able to continue their education from home and others felt isolated and confused. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a Hispanic Serving Institution and part of the City University of New York provided ongoing support to faculty and students throughout the challenging transition. Among the many tools the academic community was able to use to continue synchronous instruction was Zoom. Besides all students having access to Blackboard, the University purchased the Zoom for Education license to allow faculty and staff to host or participate in online Zoom meetings by telephone, mobile device or computer. 

During this presentation the presenter will discuss the five strategies she used in her hybrid courses and proved to be effective practices in creating opportunities for active learning, engagement and establishing social presence.