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Prepare Your Technology

  1. Decide if you will join the Zoom Meeting or Webinar via phone or via your computer audio.
  2. If joining via computer audio, it is recommended that you use a hands-free miked headset. A miked USB headset, which can be purchased at a reasonable cost, will greatly enhance your online experience.
  3. Download and install the Zoom application. You will need the Zoom application to join and participate in the meeting.
  4. Join a test meeting. Zoom will prompt you to download and install the Zoom application, if not already installed on your computer. You will then be placed in a test meeting where you can join audio via your phone or computer, and test your computer audio.
  5. Setup and test your dual monitors. Dual monitors are not required for this session; however, participants find it easier to follow along with two monitors.

Prepare Yourself

Become Familiar with the Basics of Zoom

During the session, you will be using a variety of interactive Zoom features, such as chat, raising your hand, and sharing your screen. If you are not familiar with the basics of Zoom, review the Participating in a Zoom Meeting Quick Start Guide. You can also watch Zoom video tutorials or visit the Zoom Help Center for a complete list of Zoom documentation and resources.

Complete the Pre-session Activities

Please complete any activities as instructed prior to logging in for the session. Typically, any pre-session activities are emailed to you in advance of the session.

Prepare Your Environment

  • Join the session in a private room, if possible.
  • If not, let others in your office/work area know you are participating in an online class/session.
  • Post a sign on your door or outside your cubicle.
  • Remove all distractions from your desk.
  • Turn off email and instant messaging tools.
  • Turn ringers off on your desk phone and cell phone.
  • Use a headset to minimize disruptions to those around you.

During the Session:

  • Mute your microphone when you are not speaking.
  • Participate and be prepared to be called on by name.
  • Raise your hand if you have an immediate question or comment.
  • Be patient waiting for a response to your chat message.
  • If you must leave the program, use the Away nonverbal feedback icon.
  • Provide your name when participating and respond using a person’s name.
  • Do not interrupt other speakers; allow time for transmission in delays.
Training for: 
Faculty
Staff
Students
Type of Training: 
DocumentationDocumentation
Training Topic: 
Collaboration
Teaching and Learning
Service or Technology: 
Zoom
Training Level: 
Introduction

Training for: 
Faculty
Staff
Students
Type of Training: 
DocumentationDocumentation
Training Topic: 
Collaboration
Teaching and Learning
Service or Technology: 
Zoom