Playing Music in Your Zoom Class

Playing Music in Your Zoom Class

Music is an easy way to add student engagement to virtual classes. For example, you can:

  1. First, play music as students join the session, so you set a tone of good vibes from the beginning.
  2. When students are working on exercises, chill music can increase concentration.
  3. Finally, as your session is ending, play music so your students leave with an upbeat impression from the class.

Plus: It takes < 10 seconds to set up.

Here are step-by-step instructions to play music in Zoom:

First Up: Step 1: Click on the “Screen Share” green button at the bottom of the screen

Play music in Zoom

Next: Step 2: Click on the “Advanced” tab at the top of the screen

Playing music on Zoom

Step 3: Select “Music or Computer Sound Only” option and click “Share”

Instructions for playing music in Zoom

Step 4: Play your favorite music

Additionally, here are some starter playlists we curated specifically to energize your classes:

Use Microsoft Teams?

Here are your step-by-step instructions.

Big thanks to Tristan Kromer at Kromatic for the heads up about this functionality. If you haven’t seen his Innovation Resources, definitely check them out.

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