I started using Zoom back in the Fall of 2019. It was a convenient way to meet with the officers of my Toastmasters club. We would meet in person and then alternate the next month to online. And was a pretty good little setup for us.
Then COVID-19 hit! And it forced us to use Zoom as a means for meeting in the club as well as officer meetings.
So I am no expert at Zoom, but I have used it a fair amount.
I put together a short video with some tips and tricks on using Zoom. I hope you find it helpful if you are new to Zoom.
To download Zoom to your device go to zoom.us . You should use the application instead of running from a web browser. I don’t even think that is an option, but want to point it out as some have asked how to properly view a Zoom meeting. So that is the first step.
With the free account you can share have a meeting with up to 100 participants. They had a 40 minute limit on each meeting, but have lifted that restriction during the virus lock-down.
The best thing to do is download and start using it by yourself to get comfortable with the settings. Test your video and audio from the settings menu. You can even record yourself to see if your background, lighting, audio and camera view are to your liking.
Give it a try. Let me know if the comments below if you have any questions.