Run Your Live Class or Meeting with Zoom
Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Zoom users can choose to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share or annotate on one another’s screens, all with one easy-to-use platform. Zoom offers quality video, audio, and a wireless screen-sharing performance across Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems.
Joining a Meeting
- Go to Zoom.us
- Click the “Join a Meeting” tab. You can find the tab on the top right corner of the homepage.
- When prompted, add your designated Meeting ID (The Meeting ID can be a 9, 10, or 11-Digit number). The Meeting ID should be provided by the host.
- You’re in!
Start a Meeting
- Go to Zoom.us
- Toggle over the “Host a Meeting” tab on the top right hand corner
- Choose whether you would like to keep video chat on or off
- Sign in using your login information or create a new account
- Launch the Zoom application and open
- Send out the meeting details, including the Meeting ID and/or link
- You’ve created a meeting!
Sharing Your Screen
- Zoom allows users to share their screen to the entire conference call! To do so, simply click “Share Screen” at the bottom of the window.
Note: Only one person can use screen-share at a time, and one person must “Stop Sharing” before someone else can start sharing.
- To stop sharing the screen, simply click “Stop Sharing.”
- When you share your meeting link on social media or other public forums, that makes your event extremely public. ANYONE with the link can join your meeting.
- Avoid using your Personal Meeting ID (PMI) to host public events. Your PMI is basically one continuous meeting and you don’t want random guests crashing your personal virtual space after the meeting is over. Read more >>
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