Guidelines on how to use Zoom
For this 4th season and in our current context, ateliers/C will be hosted virtually on Zoom. Here is some useful information on using Zoom.
In order to participate in a Zoom meeting, it is recommended to use a computer with speakers/headphones, a microphone, and – if you would like others to be able to see you as well – a camera. If you do not have a microphone, you can still participate via the chat in Zoom or you can dial in by phone to be able to talk.
If you’re connecting to a Zoom meeting for the first time on a browser, you will be asked to download and install the Zoom client. The download should start automatically and you will be asked to confirm. Once the download is finished, install the software on your computer. If you are using a Mac and having trouble installing it, check out this support page: How to install on Mac.
If you’re unable to install the client on your computer, you can install and use the Zoom app on your smartphone, or you can join the Zoom meeting from your browser, albeit with limited functionalities.
If you’ve already got Zoom installed, a small pop-up will appear asking “Open zoom.us?” Click Open to be connected to the meeting.
If you want to learn more about controls in a Zoom meeting, check out these support pages:
- How do I change the video layout (“Layout when screen sharing” is the relevant section for our training!)
It’s good practice to keep your microphone muted while you are not speaking. This is to filter out background noises.