Getting started: Zoom Quick Start Guide
Logging in to Zoom
- Go to https://umsystem.zoom.us and sign in using your campus username and password.
- Edit your Zoom account profile as desired.
- Upload a professional profile picture. Participants in your meetings see your picture if video is not enabled.
- Personal Meeting ID: You may leave this as default or you may change it. We recommend using your university phone number as it’s easier to remember.
- Personal Link: You can create a custom link that can be shared with your meeting participants at any time.
Install Zoom on your desktop or laptop
- Download and install the Zoom client on your desktop or laptop: https://umsystem.zoom.us/download
- Sign in using the SSO sign in option.
- Enter umsystem as the domain.
- Enter your username and password to log in.
- Click the Start with video button (See Fig. 1).
Figure 1: Start with video
Explore Audio & Video features in Zoom
When you launch Zoom, you should see a pop-up box that allows you to configure your audio settings.
You can choose the microphone on your device, or you can call using your phone (See Fig. 2).
Figure 2: Join audio with phone or computer audio
To use your computer, click the Test Computer Mic & Speakers button to make sure everything is working. You’ll see a toolbar on the bottom left with various audio and video options (See Fig. 3).
Figure 3: Audio and Video options
Label 1: Mute or unmute your microphone. You can also see this icon bouncing when you talk to indicate that your microphone is working.
Label 2: click the up arrow to adjust audio settings, microphone selection or audio volume.
Label 3: Start or stop your Video broadcast.
Label 4: click the up arrow to select a different camera or to adjust video settings. You can change from widescreen or standard format.
Explore the other toolbar options
(See Fig. 4)
Figure 4: Zoom toolbar options
See this zoom guide for more details on the toolbar.
Schedule a Meeting
NOTE: If you are scheduling a Zoom meeting for all students in your Canvas course, please follow these instructions.
NOTE: If you are scheduling a Zoom meeting via Outlook follow these instructions.
- Click the Schedule icon.
- A Schedule a Meeting window will appear. This window contains meeting options. The meeting options define the meeting details, including:
- Enter a topic, or title, for the meeting.
- Set the date and time of the meeting. Leaders may also select to make the meeting recurring (use the same meeting several times).
- The tools that are available when the meeting begins:
- Video when joining a meeting — This option determines whether the webcam (video) will be active immediately. The leader may turn off the webcam at any time.
- Audio Options — The meeting leader may engage only a telephone bridge, only VOIP (voice over IP), or both options for the meeting. This setting should default to our recommendation, which is the Both option.
- Meeting Options — Select to apply a password, allow meeting attendees to join the meeting before the host (leader), or choose to engage the Personal Meeting ID for this meeting.
- Calendar — The meeting leader may choose to engage a specific calendar for this meeting. If the Other option is selected, the meeting invitation will automatically appear on the screen after selecting Schedule.
- Keep in mind that the creator of the meeting is automatically the meeting leader. The leader may choose to:
- Allow meeting participants the join the meeting before the leader.
- Allow meeting participants to access Audio and Video (webcam) immediately upon entering the meeting environment.
- To set the meeting, click the Schedule button.
Invite Participants to a Meeting
After scheduling a meeting, a meeting invitation is created that includes a link to the meeting and the meeting ID. Meeting leaders may choose to share this information with meeting participants in a variety of ways, including:
- Copy the full meeting invitation and paste it into a new email.
- Copy the invitation and paste it into a new announcement in the learning management system.
Starting a Meeting with the Zoom Desktop Application
Follow the steps below to start your Zoom meeting via the Zoom desktop application and engage your Zoom account. Please note that the meeting leader may select the Start icon to begin the meeting at any time in case you need to start the meeting early.
- Open the desktop application and sign in (choose the SSO option).
- Select the Meetings icon at the bottom of the Zoom application window (See Fig. 5).
Figure 5: Zoom Meetings icon
- If necessary, select the Upcoming tab and move the mouse over the meeting you wish to start (See Fig. 6).
Figure 6: Upcoming meetings
- Click the Start button.
Additional Information for Scheduling a Meeting
To start a meeting early, click the Start button on the Upcoming tab.
To make a change to an existing meeting, such as changing the date or time, navigate to the Upcoming tab and click the Edit button for that meeting.
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Modified on: Wed, Mar 9, 2022 at 9:40 AM