Updated August 30, 2021
Zooming. It’s become a thing. And, since the pandemic has limited our social gathering, it has created new opportunities for us to get together. Following is a brief tutorial to get you started. And, in case you are having any difficulties connecting to our calls, our technical support links should help you out.
Where is Zoom?
When it is time for the monthly Zoom call, be sure to log into JPus.org so you can see the link to join the call. We have it hidden because it is for members only. There are a few ways to get to the Zoom page with the hidden link:
- We send at least two emails. The first announces the Zoom, and the second is a reminder. Both have a link to the Zoom page.
- A link is provided in the members-only Facebook group.
- New! On the menu, under the Membership tab, there is now a convenient link to the Zoom landing page with all of our Zoom events.
When on a Zoom call, consider it like you are meeting with the others in-person. These tips offer some suggestions that you might not have thought about. They will help ensure the meeting goes smoothly for all participants.
- Check out the different features (un/mute, video camera on/off, raise hand, chat) so you are comfortable using them during the Zoom.
- Think about your environment; remember that everything that the camera can see will be in view.
- Make sure your space is well-lit. Lighting should be on your face so you can be seen clearly, not behind you.
- Adjust your camera so it is at eye level.
- Test your technology before the meeting begins. Then, join the session a few minutes early so the host recognizes you are present and can let you in.
- Turn on your video so others can see you (unless your wifi is weak).
- Mute yourself when not talking; look into the camera when you are.
Zoom is a video conferencing tool. It allows groups to have live video conversations. If you are new to Zoom, follow these links for help:
Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts