Using Zoom Audio in the Classroom


  • How to use the installed classroom microphones and speakers in Zoom


  • Oregon State
    • Instructor


Set your Audio Sources

1. Once you've started the Zoom session, identify and select your microphone and speaker sources using the Up-Carrot next to the Microphone icon.

  • Common microphone sources you might see will be called "ATTERO TECH AXON"  -or-  "TESIRA FORTE

  • For the speaker output, you should see CRESTRON DISPLAY AUDIO

Note: Microphone and Speaker source names in Zoom can vary by classroom, so we recommend testing and verifying your source selections.

2. Test your microphone and speaker settings using the TEST SPEAKER AND MICROPHONE option using the Up-Carrot next to the Microphone icon. 

  • Follow the Zoom prompts to test the Speakers and Microphone until your sources are correct. 


Manage Sound in Zoom and in the Classroom

3. Use a variety of methods in Zoom to control microphones:

  • To MUTE or UNMUTE the classroom microphones, toggle the Zoom Microphone icon ON or OFF.
  • To control individual remote student microphones, mouse over the student's name in the Participants window and click the MUTE button.
  • MUTE all remote students using the MUTE ALL button at the bottom of the Participants window

4. Control the volume in the classroom using a combination of (2) settings:

  • Make adjustments using the computer's sound settings, and;
  • Turn volume up or down using the Creston panel 

5. Lastly, check with your remote students to verify they can hear you, and you can hear them in the classroom.

Consult the following tutorial for a video demonstrating these functions.

Still have questions?

To learn more about support and training resources for remote and blended instruction, visit the Teaching Faculty website:

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Tue 7/21/20 4:57 PM
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