College Student Posts Virtual Class Zoom Hack You Might Need This Fall

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Do you plan on being hungover quite a bit this fall during 8 a.m. Zoom class meetings? Are you trying to get a few things done around the house and need to get away from a work Zoom meeting? There’s a hack for that. 19-year-old college student Emily Gordon has a simple two-minute tutorial on how to pretend you’re on a Zoom call while you’re actually on the couch sleeping.

This is how it works:

  • Record a two-minute video of yourself staring into the camera, maybe throw in a yawn, just acting like you’re paying attention
  • Set the video as your Zoom background
  • Go to the couch, let it play and get some sleep

*Disclaimer: don’t blame Emily if your teacher calls on you and you’re passed out. This is a hack you should use at your discretion. Don’t go blaming Emily if you get fired for using this hack.


How to make it seem like u r focusing on a zoom class/meeting 🤩 #onlineschool #zoom #zoomhack #hack #college #fyp #collegehack

♬ original sound – em.g.502

I’m going to beat you guys to the punch…stop wasting money and just go to class…stop being lazy…etc. Before we go judging college students for skipping out on a Zoom class meeting, let’s not act like we all attended those Friday morning 10 a.m. classes — or had Friday classes at all.

This might come in handy for a student this fall who’s caught in a tough spot after crushing White Claws late into the night.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. I totally would have tried this in college! I had an Econ TA session Fridays at 8:00am. Never went once as Thursday night was the big party night. 2.0 and go!

  2. The first smart teacher is going to blow this out of the water by asking every student to make some motion like put their left hand on their head at some random point early into the class. The students that don’t do it gets their feed turned off and flunks the class. That’ll learn ’em!

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