How to use Zoom

How to use Zoom for the first time

Zoom is a website or application that enables you to connect with people over the internet.

You are able to see and hear others in the same session as you and interact in a normal
conversation with them.

 

What do I need?
• You will need a device that is connected to the internet
• The device can be a smartphone, tablet or computer
• You will need the Zoom app. You can either download the app before you start your
first session.
• To download the app before you start go to the place on your device where you
normally download apps. 
• Search for the word Zoom in your store and a few options will come up. You need to
select the Zoom cloud meetings option 

• Download the app and complete any prompts that your store asks, you should now have the Zoom app on your device

 

What happens now?
• The organiser of the Zoom session will send a link to you. This link will give you
access to the session. The link will look something like this
https://zoom.us/j/99473238003?pwd=c0xCMWVtQkxOU2FOaEJBaVhpQXQwQT09
• They will also send you a Meeting ID which will look something like this
Meeting ID: 994 7323 8113
And a meeting a meeting Password which will look something like this
Password: 8BEfyX
• A few minutes before the meeting is due to start click on the link you have been
provided with
• The next screen should show an option to Join a Meeting and you need to click it
• You may then be asked to type in the Meeting ID and then the Password which you
will have been given by the session organiser

 

When joining.
• The next screen will ask if you want to join with video this will allow you to see
others in the session and for them to see you, we will automatically join you to the meeting muted

and with no video. Please use the chat function set to chat all and raise hands to chat with each other and us.
• You will then be asked if you want to join with audio this will allow you to hear
others in the session and for them to hear you, again this can be turned on an off
during the session if you wish
• You should now have gained access to your session


During the session
• At the bottom of the screen there are some icons of a video camera and a speaker,
by clicking those you can turn the video or sound on or off. We as admin will keep

these muted and off for you whilst we are recording.

 

Problem solving

• If you have not downloaded the Zoom app first and just click the link the session host
has provided you may be prompted to download the Zoom app. Follow the
instructions on your screen to do this. If this does not happen follow the instructions
at the start of this sheet to download the Zoom app.

• If you can’t see or hear the other people in the session your video and/or your
microphone is switched off. Find the video camera icon and/or microphone icon at
the bottom of the screen and turn the relevant one on.

• If you are still unable to hear and/or see the people in the session there may be an
issue with your settings. Here you will need to come off the session and open up the
settings on your device. Find the apps option and find Zoom in the list of apps. Open
this up and look for permission and ensure that camera and microphone are selected

 

 

If you need further support please do look at zooms official FAQ