Helpful video and written instructions on joining a meeting from a PC, a MAC, an iPhone or Android smartphone, a regular telephone, etc.
Here are a few tutorials, articles, and tips for using Zoom. We hope you find this helpful!
1. If you log in and no one else is in the meeting, double check to make sure you have the right date and time; if you do, it’s likely that you’ve clicked the wrong link. Each meeting has its own link and only works for that meeting.
2. If you get on but can’t seem to connect audio, try using the chat to ask for help.
3. If you internet connection fails and you get knocked off, simply join back in. It happens.
4. If you’re stuck, please contact your event leader.
** If you can only see one person, try clicking on the “Speaker View” button on the top of your computer screen or tablet (or swiping left on your phone) and it should switch to a Gallery View where you can see more people.
1. If possible, use your video.
Very few people enjoy seeing themselves on camera and we understand. But it does really help to see people’s faces and it makes a big difference for how communal the space feels.
2. If you’re alone, consider using headphones.
3. Don’t be offended if you get muted.
If there is a lot of background noise around you, please mute yourself and then unmute yourself when you’d like to say something.
4. Practice first!
If Zoom is new to you, practice once or twice before the event. Locate and practice pushing the various buttons so you know what they do. Watch the tutorial videos put out by Zoom (available above).
5. Practice Grace.
Technology can feel, and be, awkward at times. We are all learning and adjusting. Internet connections are not always stable. Anything could happen. We will do our best to lead online video events with a sense of grace and humor and ask that you participate with those as well.