• Do you need an account to use Zoom?
    If someone invites you to their meeting, you can join as a participant without creating an account. 

    How do I join a Zoom meeting?
    You can join a meeting by clicking the meeting link or going to join.zoom.us and entering in the meeting ID. Learn more about joining a meeting.  

    How do I join computer/device audio?
    On most devices, you can join computer/device audio by clicking Join Audio, Join with Computer Audio, or Audio to access the audio settings. Learn more about connecting your audio.

    Can I Use Bluetooth Headset?
    Yes, as long as the Bluetooth device is compatible with the computer or mobile device that you are using.

    Do I have to have a webcam to join on Zoom?
    While you are not required to have a webcam to join a Zoom Meeting or Webinar, you will not be able to transmit video of yourself. You will continue to be able to listen & speak during the meeting and view the webcam video of other participants. 

    Zoom Controls
    When you join a Zoom meeting, you will see some controls on the bottom of your screen. You are able to do the following things with the controls:

    Mute / Unmute: Mute and unmute your microphone. The host of the meeting is also able to mute and unmute participants.

    Audio Controls (click the ^ arrow next to Mute / Unmute): Allows you to change the microphone and speaker that Zoom is currently using on your computer, leave computer audio, and access the full audio settings.

    Start Video / Stop Video: Turns your camera on or off. The host of the meeting can also turn off a participant’s video.

    Participants: See who's currently in the meeting. You can also access to these options:

    • Rename: Hover over your name, click More, and choose Rename. Change the screen name to your student’s first name ONLY. This short video explains how to do this before a meeting starts: 

      https://youtu.be/BqEZJNmHIG0

    • Non-verbal feedback icons: Places an icon beside your name to quickly notify the host.

    Chat: Access the chat window to send a message to the host of the meeting. This is particularly useful if you are having audio or video issues and need to bring this to the meeting host’s attention.

    Leave: Leave the meeting while it continues for the other participants. Only the host can end the meeting.

    Video Layouts
    Active Speaker View will switch the large video window between who is speaking. Gallery View lets you see thumbnail displays of participants, in a grid pattern. While in a meeting, you can switch between Active Speaker View and Gallery View.