You’ve received a Zoom Meeting invitation, what’s next?
Zoom is an application that allows you to meet online with others. These meetings include the sharing of participants’ audio and video, and as such require a few things in order for you to get started.
What you will need
- An internet connection. It’s recommended that if a participant is using wi-fi, that they remain in an area with strong signal for the entirety of the call to get the best experience.
Tip: to improve internet bandwidth at home, ensure others that are also on your network are not streaming or downloading content for the duration of the call (such as YouTube, Netflix or online gaming). If your internet connection is still weak, try turning off your video in Zoom as that uses the most bandwidth.
- A device capable of running Zoom. Zoom can be used on smartphones, as well as on laptops and desktop computers (Click here to learn more about installing Zoom on your mobile device).
Tip: If the device that you intend on using to connect to Zoom does not already have an inbuilt microphone and a webcam, you may need to purchase a USB-webcam and microphone/headset for the Zoom call. Contact AskOtago for assistance with this process.
To find out more about installing Zoom on your device, please see how to install Zoom.
Best practices for successful Zoom calls
- Take a moment to check out Zoom etiquette for tips on best practice
- If you’re joining the Zoom meeting from a mobile device, also see Zoom etiquette – mobile.
- How to Test Your Microphone and Speakers in Zoom.
That’s it, you should be ready to go with your Zoom Meeting now. If you would like to know more, have a look through the other pages on this blog for more tips and information.