Great, we’re going to zoom! But how does it work? I have made a simple step-by-step plan for you. What are you waiting for? Get started quickly!
-What is Zoom?
Zoom is a Cloud service that allows you to hold a virtual meeting. As if you were sitting together at a big table, but via the Internet. You will need at least a microphone and speaker connected to your PC and possibly a webcam for video. This is usually already the case on a laptop, as well as on your mobile phone.
How does it work?
1. Download and install the Zoom Cloud Meetings app/program (if you have not already done so).
2. Wait for the invitation which will be sent to you by e-mail for example.
3. Join the virtual meeting by filling in the Zoom ID code or by following the link provided.
Download and install the Zoom Cloud Meetings app/ program
To prepare for the meeting, you need to install a free piece of software.You need to install this on the device you want to use. Choose the device you find most comfortable. If you don’t like to turn on the camera, or you don’t have a (web)
camera. No problem, it also works without (web) camera and you can also turn the camera off.
Depending on your device, the installation goes as follows:
Windows or Linux Computer:
Go to the Zoom download page: https://zoom.us/download
Download Zoom Client for Meetings (this is the top one in a row of possible downloads)
Install it on your computer.
Android phone or tablet:
– For your Android phone or tablet, go to the Google Play Store, search for zoom cloud meetings app here and install it.
iOS, iPhone or iPad:
– Go to the App Store and search for the Zoom Cloud Meetings app. Download and install it.
Wait for the invitation, you will be sent an invitation. It will look something like this:
Join the Virtual Meeting
When you have opened the invitation email or the announcement message on the Forum, click on the link
or open the Zoom app/programme and
1. Click on Join a Meeting
2. Type in the Meeting ID or Zoom ID code (without spaces)
3. Click on Join
4. Fill in the password you received at the invitation
You are now a participant in the meeting!
At the bottom of the Zoom window you will find a bar:
If you want to switch your microphone on or off, first click on Mute. If you don’t want to be visible, click on Stop Video. At the bottom left you’ll find a microphone and a camera icon. There is a line through these buttons if you are not audible or visible. If you want to be visible or audible click on them again. With these buttons you can also adjust your audio and video settings, choose another speaker, microphone or webcam, if desired.
If you want to show the contents of your computer screen to the other participants, click on Share Screen. (Green button – bottom centre) This allows you to share all kinds of information with the others, but only your screen will be visible. (Do not do this when there is a zoom in progress, then nobody can see the speaker anymore)
If you want to communicate with text, click on Chat (bottom centre) and type your message; send text with the Enter key.
At the top right you can choose to have only the speaker on screen (Speakerview) or everyone on screen via small screens (Gallery).
You can end the communication with Leave Meeting.
Have fun with Zoom!