Zoom (English)

Zoom is a real-time web conferencing application much like Skype. Zoom can be downloaded and installed easily, and is available on Windows, PC, iOS, Android and Blackberry devices. The rest of this guide help will get you started using Zoom.

Join a Meeting 

If you were sent a link to join a Zoom meeting, just click on the link and follow the on-screen instructions to join the meeting. After clicking on the link in the meeting invite, you will be redirected to the down below screen. 

Click now on join from your browser and enter your name to join the meeting. The down below screen will pop up.  

Make sure to click on join audio by computer and select your preferred system (recommended to use a headset). 

ZOOM user interface 

Now take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Zoom user interface. 

  1. Mute or unmute your microphone
  2. Start or stop your video feed
  3. Invite participants to the meeting
  4. Manage or view a list of meeting participants
  5. Share your screen
  6. Open the Chat window
  7. Leave the meeting

Share Your Screen

Both hosts and participants can share their screen in Zoom. However, participants cannot share if the host is already sharing, or if the host has disabled this feature for participants.

  1. Click the Share Screen button on the menu bar.
  2. Select the desktop or application you would like to share or select whiteboard to share a whiteboard. Selecting Desktop will allow you to share everything on your desktop.
  3. Click the Share Screen.
  4. If you receive a chat message while you are screen sharing, the More button will blink. To view the chat message, click the More button and select Chat from the list.
  5. Click Stop Share in the small menu bar to stop sharing your screen.

NOTE: The host can control who can share their screen, therefore this feature may be disabled in your meeting.

Quick Tips for Using Zoom

  • If you are using an external camera and/or microphone be sure to plug them in before opening the Zoom application. We recommend using a headset if possible.
  • Only 1 microphone and speaker system should be active per physical location. Otherwise the 2 systems may cause a loud screeching sound
  • Be sure to mute yourself when you are not speaking