Using Zoom

Joining a Zoom Video Conference - Windows

Browse to zoom.us and join a meeting. Zoom add-on may need to be installed and the meeting number must be known and entered to join that specific meeting.

  1. On a computer that you wish to use to join the video conference (has a webcam, microphone & speakers connected to it), open a browser.
  2. Navigate to Zoom.us.
  3. Click on JOIN A MEETING link on the top of the screen: 

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  4. Enter in the Zoom meeting number, then click Join  

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  5. The Zoom webpage updates to this: 

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  6. The "Launching Application" applet runs.

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  7. You may get the following security warning dialog window. Click Run to continue. 

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  8. Enter in your name or the group name (whichever is appropriate). Then click Join. You may want it to remember the name you enter, if so, select Remember my name for future meetings.

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  9. Utilize your computer's microphone and speakers by clicking on Join Audio by Computer 

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  10. Now you've joined the meeting. If you put your cursor over the video window, you get the Zoom toolbar appearing across the bottom of the screen. Amongst other things, you utilize it to leave a meeting, by clicking Leave Meeting in the bottom right corner of the window.

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  11. Click Leave Meeting button to confirm. 

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  12. As part of this initial Zoom "join a meeting" process, these application icons were created in your Windows start menu. To join another meeting later, you would click on the "Start Zoom" program shortcut. 

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  13. The Zoom Cloud Meetings window appears. Click Join a Meeting. You would only click Sign In button if you have your own account with Zoom. 

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  14. Make sure your name is correctly displaoyed (or the text you deem appropriate, such as a group name, etc.). You may want to consider selecting Remember my name for future meetings box. Put in the new meeting number and then click Join.

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Joining a Zoom Video Conference - Apple

Browse to zoom.us and join a meeting. Zoom add-on may need to be installed and the meeting number must be known and entered to join that specific meeting.

  1. On a computer that you wish to use to join the video conference (has a webcam, microphone & speakers connected to it), open a browser.
  2. Navigate to Zoom.us
  3. Click JOIN A MEETING link on the top of the screen. 

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  4. Enter the Zoom meeting number, then click Join

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  5. The Zoom webpage updates to this: 

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  6. Click the download icon. 

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  7. Double-click on the ZoomInstaller.pkg download. 

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  8. Click Continue 

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  9. When this window appears, either enter in your name or the appropriate text (suck as a group name, etc.). Then click Join. You may also want to consider selecting Remember my name for future meetings

  10. You will then be prompted for the meeting ID. Type in the meeting ID number and then click Join

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  11. Upon initially joining the meeting, you will be prompted as to whether you want to use your computer for the audio (not just the video) or whether you want Zoom to call a phone number for the audio. Click on Join Audio by Computer

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  12. Now you've joined the meeting. If you put your cursor over the video window, you get the Zoom toolbar appearing across the bottom of the screen. Amongst other things, you utilize it to leave the meeting by clicking Leave Meeting in the bottom right hand corner.

  13. Click Leave Meeting to confirm and leave the meeting. 

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  14. As part of this initial Zoom "join a meeting" process, a zoom.us icon was placed in your computer's Applications folder. You can launch it to join Zoom video conference meetings later in time. 

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  15. The Zoom Cloud Meetings window appears. Click Join a Meeting. You would only click Sign In if you have your own account with Zoom. Then proceed as you did before.

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