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Tips & Tricks for using Zoom for CALL Meetings

Quick Guide to Getting Started

  • 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.

Best Practices

  • 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.
  • Videoconferencing Tips
  • Zoom Audio Music settings
  • Connecting to a Zoom Session with a Phone  (any type, no video)

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