Zoom, a teleconferencing application has become the new way for people to connect while social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Zoom is compatible with Windows/MAC computers, Android and iOS devices.
If someone invites you to their meeting, you can join as a participant without creating an account. However, without a Zoom Account, you do not have some of the important meeting functions and controls.
A free Zoom account is required if you want to create your own meetings, host instant meetings, and send invitations to participants.
If you have not used Zoom or want more instructions on how to download Zoom application, please click here. Watch the one minute video on joining a meeting, then scroll down and select the electronic device that you are attempting to use. You will see instructions on how to download Zoom for your specific device. Once all steps are accurately followed, enter in the Meeting ID number when one is provided.
Please note, no purchase is necessary. This is a free service, so please do not sign-up for a paid service
You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom.
Meeting Controls - a 10 minute video introduction to the basic meeting controls available on Zoom calls.
Zoom meeting typical gallery view on a PC or MAC.
Standard gallery view during a presentation
Side-by-side gallery view
There is a slider to increase/decrease the width of the gallery versus the presentation.
Side-by-side speaker view
Participant controls will normally remain on the bottom of your Zoom window. If you do not see the controls go to the upper right corner and select view, exit full screen.