Once you start or join a meeting in Zoom you will be asked whether you want to join using your computer audio or join by using a phone.
If you’re using your computer microphone you MUST click the button to "Join Audio by Computer." No one on the call will be able to hear you until you click this button.
If for some reason you do not see this window pop up, look for the small green arrow on the bottom left in the tool bar asking you to "Join Audio."
If your computer does not have a microphone you can join by phone using the toll-free number given to you in the invite.
Audio and Video Mute and Unmute
During a session you might be asked to mute your microphone until you have a question or comment. This helps to minimize background noise and audio feedback. Mute your audio by clicking on the microphone icon located in the lower left-hand corner of the menu bar. You can quickly unmute yourself by holding down the space bar to talk. You can turn off your video by clicking on camera icon as well.
By clicking on the small caret next to the microphone icon, you can select "Test Speaker & Microphone" to make sure they are working. Once you click on the “Test Speaker” button music will play through your speakers until you press stop. If you do not hear music playing please make sure you have the right audio output selected in the drop down menu to the right. You can also select your microphone from the drop down menu and see your microphone input level.
The chat feature provides the ability to send instant messages during the session. You can send a private chat to one person or message to everyone.
During a Zoom meeting you may want to share your desktop with the rest of the people on the call. In Zoom you can switch back and forth between sharing your screen and sharing your video as often as needed.
If you are in video mode, switch to screen share by:
Clicking on the green button that says “Share Screen”
A window will pop up showing all possible options for you to share displays. You can display your entire desktop or any single window you wish to show. Click on the item you want to display and then click “Share Screen” button at the bottom right corner.
If you are displaying your screen, switch to camera video by:
Clicking “Stop Share” from the sharing/annotation menu at the top of the screen