Tips for joining a Zoom meeting
We recommend that you don’t access Zoom from your smartphone; use a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer if possible.
To join the Live on Zoom meeting, simply click the link that was sent to you in the confirmation email. The link will say Click Here to Join.
The link will take you straight into the Zoom author reading, but you may be asked to provide your name so it can be displayed during the meeting.
If you would like Zoom to display video of you (and you have a webcam), click on Join with Video.
If you would not like your video to be displayed, click Join without Video. Only your name will be displayed during the reading.
Next you will be asked how you would like to connect your audio. Click on the blue button, Join with Computer Audio.
Make sure that the volume on your computer is turned up so that you can hear the other people in the reading.
Now you should be in the reading and everyone should be able to hear and see you, and you should be able to see and hear them.
To turn on your video (so people can see you) click the Start Video icon on the bottom left. To turn your video off (so people can’t see you) click the same button again, which will now say Stop Video.
It is proper etiquette to mute your audio when you aren’t speaking so that there isn’t any background noise. To mute, click on the microphone icon to the left of the video icon. To unmute yourself when you are going to speak, click this icon again.
Now you know how to participate in a Zoom meeting!