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AHS Subject Guides: How-to For Students: Zoom: How to Host and Join Online Meetings

This guide provides information about how to use the technology tools included in classwork.

Zoom: How to Host and Join Online Meetings

Online Meeting tools: Zoom

For online video or audio meetings from computers, Android, and iPhones-- includes text chat. All participants can share what they have on their own screens, and record the session.

 

Things to know about Zoom

- Teachers set up an account at Zoom.com using their @amityregion5.org address, NOT their Google address, so they get the longer meeting time Zoom is giving schools.

- Students are not provided with school Zoom accounts.

- Once you host or join your first meeting, you will be prompted to download and install software on a Mac or PC. Whenever you want to use Zoom, launch the software to start, NOT the web browser. If you sign on online, it is going to ask you to download the software again.

- Participants don’t need accounts to join a Zoom meeting. If they follow a meeting link, or just go to Zoom.com and put in the meeting code, it will prompt them (on Mac or PC) to download the software and begin, even without an account.

- The Android and iPhone apps are very easy to use. Users need to approve using their phone audio and video. 

- Meeting hosts can always choose to use their unique meeting code, but the default is a code that changes for every meeting.  The advantage of the latter is that uninvited people will not know the code to join.

- Anyone can mute or unmute anyone else.  The teacher CANNOT mute unilaterally.

- Meetings can be recorded, but the files are very big.

- When you leave a meeting, you can choose to end it, or assign another person to continue to host.

How to use Zoom

Join a meeting: Learn how to join from your PC, Mac, iPhone, or Android.

 

JOIN a meeting BASICS.  Joining a meeting for the first time from a computer:

- If you have more than one option of microphone and speakers, make sure you choose the ones you want beforehand on your PC (Control Panel/Sound), or Mac (System Preferences/Sound).

- Go to Zoom.com (not first time? Launch the downloaded Zoom program.)

- Click “Join a Meeting” in the upper right.

- Fill in the Meeting ID.

- Follow the prompts to download, install, and run Zoom.

- From now on, you will always start Zoom from this app.

- If needed, agree to use your audio and video.

 

Need more details? Learn how to join from your PC, Mac, iPhone, or Android.

Need even MORE information?  Go to Zoom help

 

Host a meeting: Learn how to host from your PC, Mac, iPhone, or Android.

 

HOST a meeting BASICS.  Hosting a meeting for the first time from a computer:

- If you have more than one option of microphone and speakers, make sure the ones you want to use are selected beforehand on - your PC (Control Panel/Sound), or Mac (System Preferences/Sound).

- Go to Zoom.com (not first time? Launch the downloaded Zoom program.)

- Sign up for your account using your @amityregion5.org email.

- Click “Host a Meeting” in the upper right

- Follow the prompts to download, install, and run Zoom.

- If asked, sign in again on the Zoom app.

- From now on, you will always start Zoom from this app.

- Choose to use audio and video.

- When you host a meeting, you can make your meeting code your unique assigned number, or it will be randomly-generated.

- If needed, agree to use your audio and video.

 

Need more details? Learn how to host from your PC, Mac, iPhone, or Android.

Need even MORE information?  Go to Zoom help

Want to attend a Zoom webinar? A non-Zoom affiliated instruction may have available sessions.

Amity High School, Amity Region 5 School District, Woodbridge, CT 06525, 203-397-4844 Librarians: Robert F. Musco and Victoria Hulse Copyright 2017