mmhmm extension for Zoom

mmhmm is software you can use with Zoom (and other video meeting services) to provide your audience with a more interesting experience while presenting over Zoom on a Mac. (Website is mmhmm.app.)

It takes some extra effort and practice to manage mmhmm during a Zoom meeting so you might find it a bit overwhelming to use during a hybrid class, at least in the beginning. Therefore, you might want to first try it during an online-only class or meeting.

How do I try it?

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To install:

As of Dec 2020, mmhmm is only available for use on Mac. You can download the installer for it at this link.

mmhmm is not available for iPad. A Windows version is in the works, and you can sign up to to try it at the bottom of the download page linked above.

How to get a free, one-year license to the Premium version:

When you first try mmhmm you will automatically get Premium access for free for 7 days then it will revert to the Basic access. The basic version of mmhmm only allows you to use it for 60 minutes a day. If you'd like to use the non-basic, Premium version with no limits after that, teachers and students can get one year of premium access with an email request:

A year of free Premium access for teachers and students

Hundreds of educators tell us mmhmm helps create enriching virtual classrooms, so we're offering mmhmm Premium free of charge to students and educators for one year. Just email education@mmhmm.app from your school email address and we'll be in touch!

Source: bottom of this web page

Otherwise, mmhmm costs $9.99/month or $99.99/year.

Getting Started Guide and User manual:

Available at the mmhmm support page - help.mmhmm.app

What does mmhmm let me do?

One common use is to show both you and a shared screen (or pre-made slides) in the same video frame. Here's a 30 second video demonstrating sample results:

Tips

During a Zoom meeting, select the "mmhmm Camera" in Zoom (the same way you select the Konftel camera in a classroom) to broadcast your mmhmm "stage" to everyone on Zoom.

You may have to restart Zoom or your computer right after you install mmhmm in order to get the mmhmm camera to show as a camera option in Zoom. Using this select camera method is typically easier that using the Zoom share screen option although that works too.

What the deal with name mmhmm?

Visit this page to hear why it's named mmhmm and to see a demonstration of its interactive recording feature.