As a participant in a Zoom meeting you do not need a paid zoom account
To join a meeting Option #1: Click on the URL link in the Zoom meeting message the facilitator sends you (see Option #2 for iPad/iPhone devices)
To join a meeting Option #2: If you are on a mobile device, you will need to download the Zoom app first. for iPad/iPhone's joining the meeting using the Meeting ID & Password rather than clicking on the URL link seems to work best.
Click on Join at https://zoom.us/test in advance of your meeting to confirm that your computer is “Zoom-ready” and see what you will look like to others when joining a meeting.
Gain approval from all participants before recording meetings. Do not store them on the cloud and delete ASAP
Remember to mute yourself when not talking
Having light coming towards you (instead of from behind) is best
You need a camera & microphone on your device, some older devices may not support all Zoom features. The Zoom app on a mobile device is a simplified version.