Connecting to Zoom Conference
Posted by Shannon Mattila on 30 March 2020 01:10 PM
These instructions outline a standard Zoom meeting video+audio call. Please see Zoom Help Center for additional support and meeting instructions. |
From your local laptop (Not a virtual connection using VMware Horizon Client):
For more information about managing audio, video, and sharing while in a Zoom meeting, please visit the Zoom Help Center - Audio, Video, Sharing
Connect your laptop to the internet
Instructions can be found on Windows 10 Basics article.
Run internet speed test
For standard group video calling, Zoom has the following requirements (please note that this is a minimum and means all other programs would need to be closed if your internet speeds are just barely meeting requirements):
There are many sites that can run relatively accurate speed tests. One of the easiest websites to use is www.fast.com as it runs automatically when you load the website.
Open Outlook to access your calendar invitation
If you do not have the Outlook application saved as a shortcut on your desktop, or pinned to your task bar, navigate to Start Menu > App/Program List > Microsoft Office [Version may vary], then expand the folder > Right-click on Outlook > More > Pin to taskbar. This will pin the app to your task bar for easy access
If you are missing the Outlook desktop application, please use the Outlook web application. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform IT staff that you are missing the program if you would like it installed on your local laptop.
Open Zoom Meeting Invitation
Open your meeting invitation (will be on Outlook calendar if accepted)
Launch Meeting From Browser
The Zoom launcher will open a browser to connect to the meeting. Click Open Zoom Meetings on the browser pop-up to get started
The meeting will begin when the host is ready.
When ready to exit the meeting, hover over the Zoom Meeting window to show more options. Click Leave Meeting in the bottom right corner when ready to leave.
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