Your Course Coordinator may ask you to use reactions to raise your hand to speak or react to a particular question anytime throughout a Zoom meeting.

  1. Click on the Participants button to launch the sidebar.


Raise your hand to speak

  1. Click on the Raise Hand reaction.

yes reaction

  1. The Raise Hand icon will appear next to your name and your Course Coordinator will be notified.

raise hand icon

  1. Click on the Unmute button (or press the Spacebar on your keyboard) to speak once your Course Coordinator has indicated you can do so.

Tip: You can also hold the Spacebar on your keyboard to temporarily unmute your microphone.


  1. Click on the Mute button (or press the Spacebar on your keyboard) once you have finished speaking.
  2. Click on the Lower Hand button.

mute and lower hand

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React to a question or statement

  1. To respond, click on a reaction (i.e. yes) to apply it. 

yes reaction

  1. Any applied reactions will appear next to your name.

yes reaction next to name

  1. Optionally, click on the more button to view additional reactions.

yes reaction

  1. To remove the reaction, click on the same reaction again or select a different reaction.

Note: Your Course Coordinator may clear all reactions at any time. 

click on reaction again

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