Zoom is fun and easy to use!
Zoom, an online meeting service, allows us to virtually meet with each other either by video or audio or both. Think of it as an online group meeting where (if you use video) we can see each other’s smiling faces and share conversation.
It’s easy to join a Zoom meeting
You need to have Zoom installed on your computer, tablet or smartphone. It’s easy! But we’ll get into that in a minute.
If someone invited you to a Zoom meeting they probably provided you with a web link that looks something like this:
Join Zoom Meeting (https://capnw.zoom.us/j/3882681082)
And a meeting ID number that looks something like this:
Meeting ID: 388 268 1082
(They may have also provided you with a password. This isn’t very common so you won’t usually need it, but if you are asked for it just enter it per the instructions.)
If you received the web link, just click on it and your in the meeting …as long as Zoom is already installed on your computer. But if it’s not, Zoom will download automatically when you start to join your first Zoom meeting. Or you can download it manually: https://zoom.us/support/download
If you don’t have a computer, tablet or smartphone
You can still join us using a landline or cell phone: 1-312-226-6799. When prompted for meeting ID, enter it plus #. You won’t be able to see the video or our faces, and we won’t be able to see you, but you’ll be able to talk and listen and we’ll hear you.
A few more fun things
There are some fun features that you can learn about as you use Zoom. Look for two icons. One looks like a microphone that can mute you (click to turn on or off). And another looks like a video camera that allows you to talk but without your face showing (click to turn on or off). There’s also a chat feature, that’s like texting. You can learn all this as you go.
If you need help let us know! Zoom Help Here!