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Mizaru Good Practice Guide by Mind Map: Mizaru Good Practice Guide
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Mizaru Good Practice Guide


What is Mizaru?

In what situations can Mizaru be used effectively?

Advantages and disadvantages of using Mizaru



The need for this Guide - a focus on engagement

Help and support resources

College resources, Guides and support materials, Recorded examples of Mizaru sessions, Technical support, Application support, User group forum

Adobe Connect resources

Mizaru resources

Key terminology

Overview of Mizaru

Roles and their associated privileges


Key features

Audio and video-conferencing

Pods, Sharing content, Sharing your desktop and applications, Sharing documents, Sharing whiteboards, Exchanging files, Shared web-browsing, Polls, Questions and answers, Text-chatting, Recording notes


Learning and familiarisation with Mizaru

Preparing your system

Your computer

Audio and video devices

Your connection

Checking your system for Mizaru compatibility

Learning from the Adobe Connect resources

Recorded training materials


Connecting to Mizaru

Run the audio setup wizard

What to do if you cannot connect

Introducing yourself

Practicing with Mizaru




Learning to be an effective Participant

Key principles

Tips and hints

Things to avoid

Designing for engagement - for presenters

Key principles to follow

Define purpose and outcomes of a session

Structure, plan and prepare for participant engagement

Adopt blended approaches

Define roles and responsibilities

Ensure processes exist for identifying, acknowledging, capturing and consolidating ideas, information and knowledge

Be creative and innovative

Your first session - keep it simple

LT&A scenarios for using Mizaru

Tutorials, seminars and study sessions



Student project work

Guest speakers

Assessors and verifiers

CPD & training

Virtual labs

Using Mizaru in other scenarios

Learning programme design and development

Virtual office

Online conferences and workshops

Public and community engagement

Dealing with large student numbers

Guidance for hosts

Using and managing lay-outs

Assigning and changing roles

Managing Pods

Technical considerations

Dealing with technical problems

Audio and video problems

Connectivity problems

Options for audio & video devices

Personal devices

Group devices

Scenarios for use of Mizaru

Tutorials, seminars and study sessions



Student project work

Guest speakers

Assessors and verifiers

Virtual office

CPD & training

Virtual labs

Learning programme design

Public and community engagement

Protocols, compliance and terms of use

Key protocols for acceptable use

Data protection and privacy