Tip #1: Give your class a mini tour of how-to Zoom

Dedicate a few minutes on the first day of class to go over a basic how-to use Zoom in your class. Don't assume that your students know how to unmute their mic or raise their hand in Zoom. Giving them a quick tour of how to use the tools commonly used in your course can go a long way to helping your courses run smoothly the rest of the semester.

You can also share some best practices like asking them to keep their mics off unless they're talking, use the raise hand feature if they have a question, and not do things like munch in front of the camera. This will lower your stress level and help keep your students focused. Sharing your best-practices with your students lets them know what you expect of them.