A Step-by-Step Guide to a Zoom Meeting
Zoom is a computer program used to hold online virtual meetings. You can use Zoom on a smartphone, a tablet, a laptop, or a desktop computer (as long as you have a camera, speakers, and a microphone). It uses your computer’s or phone’s camera to show live video of all attendees (if you don’t want to be on camera, that’s fine, too. You can just display your name). Zoom uses your computer’s or phone’s microphone to let you talk to other meeting participants. If you do not have access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you can use a phone to dial into a meeting.
Zoom is a program that runs on your computer, phone, or tablet. You must download this program from the Zoom website.
On an iPhone or iPad: Go to the Apple App Store and search for “ZOOM Cloud Meetings.” Click “Get” to download and install the Zoom app.
On an Android phone or tablet: Go to the Google Play App Store and search for “Zoom Cloud Meetings.” Click “Install.”
On a computer:On the Download Center website (https://zoom.us/download), click “Download” in the “Zoom Client for Meetings” section. After Zoom is downloaded, you must install it onto your computer.
If you have an Apple computer, like a MacBook: Double-click the file called Zoom.pkg, which is typically saved to your Downloads folder. The installer program opens and guides you through the process.
If you have a PC: Double-click the file called ZoomInstaller.exe file to install the program. Double-click ZoomInstaller.exe to install Zoom on your PC.
JOIN A MEETING
After you install Zoom, there are a few different ways to join a Zoom meeting. You can click the link in your invitation email, go to the Zoom website and enter the meeting ID, or dial into the meeting on a phone.
Click the link in an invitation email:If you have an email invitation, click “Join Zoom Meeting” in that email. This takes you to the Zoom website.
Go to the Zoom website:Go to https://zoom.us/join, and enter the 9-digit meeting ID from your invitation email. If the meeting requires a password, that will be in your email, too.
When you are on the Zoom website, if you are asked if you want to open Zoom, click “Open zoom.us.” Zoom opens, showing you a preview of your camera image. Then click either “Join with Video” or “Join without Video.” If you use video, other people in the meeting will see you. If not, they will just see your name. Next, Zoom asks about audio. Click "Join with Computer Audio" so you can hear and be heard in the meeting.
Dial into the meeting on a phone:If you don’t have access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you can use a phone to dial into the meeting. The phone number to use will be in your invitation email.
PARTICIPATE IN A MEETING
Once you've joined the meeting, you can see and hear other participants. Each participant is represented by a square that displays their face (if they’ve chosen to join with video) or just their name.
LEAVE A ZOOM MEETING
Click "Leave Meeting" on the bottom right corner to leave the meeting.