A Simple Guide to Zoom

If you are new to Zoom online conferencing, read on!  This guide will get you started.

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Getting Connected on Zoom

Zoom is an on-line, internet-based, video conferencing software.  https://zoom.us

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1 – Click the Meeting Link

Click the link in the eNews or the button at the top www.unitycr.org

Be sure to give yourself an extra few minutes to get set up if you have not used Zoom in the past. 

2- Open/Download Zoom

After clicking the button/link, your web browser will open automatically and take you directly into the Zoom meeting. Simply follow the prompts to download Zoom to your computer or device.

launch meeting

3 – Join the Meeting

After clicking the button/link, your web browser will open automatically and take you directly into the Zoom meeting. Simply follow the prompts to download the Zoom app and then click “Join with Computer Audio”. 

join with computer audio

This is a great tutorial for new Zoom users!

She explains how to get connected as well as how to use mute, turn your video off and on, chat with others, and choose your display layout. 
(You will not receive an email – the link to the meeting is in the button at the top of this page and on the homepage.)  

Zoom Controls & Tips

Zoom Controls  

You will find controls like these at the bottom of your Zoom screen on a computer.  On a phone or tablet, you will see three dots over the word “More” on the right side. Click that to see the rest of the control.

Zoom Controls
  1. Mute / Unmute – Use this to toggle your microphone. Please stay muted unless you are actively speaking during the meeting. It should look like this: 
  2. Start/Stop Video – You may turn off your camera with the “Stop Video” button. (See image) Otherwise, we’d love to see you!  Adjust your camera to center your face on the screen so people can see you properly. 
  3. Invite – Invite your friends with this button.
  4. Participants – You can Rename Yourself here:  “Participants” → More (or tap your name) → Rename
  5. Share Screen – You may not have this button, and you won’t need it.
  6. Chat –  Send a written message to all participants.  We will use the CHAT feature to share our JOYS at the beginning of the meeting. 
  7. Reactions – These are non-verbal reactions that you can use during the meeting.
  8. Leave Meeting – Click to exit.

Other Tips

View – There are two options for viewing the meeting. On a computer, click in the upper right. On mobile, swipe the screen from right to left.  “SPEAKER VIEW” shows a large image of the person who is talking. Gallery View” shows many participants in boxes. (Brady Bunch style!)

TECH Questions? 

Ask in the chat! Or contact Lisa at [email protected] in advance of the service.

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