Using Zoom

get zoom

Zoom works on any internet-connected device, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, ipads, and mobile phones.

Desktop and laptop users can go to Zoom to get the app installed. This can also be done when clicking on a meeting link or invitation. 

Tablet and mobile phone users will need to install the Zoom app from the appropriate app store for their mobile platform (iPhone or Android).  You may be prompted to install when you click on the invitation or link.

for Best Results

Use the best available connection

  • Wired connections are better than wireless (WiFi or cellular) connections.
  • WiFi connections are better than cellular (3G/4G/LTE) connections.

Plan ahead for Zoom meetings, and as often as possible, join Zoom meetings from a location where you can the best connection available.

Mute your microphone when you’re not speaking.

When your microphone is on, Zoom will devote part of your Internet connection to an audio stream for you, even if you are not speaking. Mute your microphone when you do not need it, and you will allow Zoom use your Internet connection more effectively.

Stop your webcam video when you don’t need it.

If your moderator is okay with you doing so, start your video only when you need to show yourself on webcam, and stop your video when it isn’t needed.

Close other, unneeded applications on your computer

Zoom meetings can demand significant memory and processing power from your computer. Closing other applications, ones you do not need during the session, will help Zoom run better.

meeting protocols

It is likely that all participants will be muted when they join the meeting. The host/secretary will let you know how you can participate in keeping with the needs of the group.