Joining a Zoom Meeting

You will usually be invited to a Zoom meeting via a link (this might be emailed to you, or shared via a Teams post)…

(Note: It is also possible to join a Zoom meeting using a meeting ID and password, but your teacher will almost always provide a link)

This video covers the basics of how to join a meeting…

More detailed, step-by-step instructions follow…

 


Starting Zoom on a Laptop / Desktop Computer

If you are using a laptop or desktop computer, clicking a zoom link will first open a browser tab which will try to launch Zoom…

 

First Time Using Zoom

If this is the first time you’ve used Zoom, you will need to install it. Click the ‘Download & Run Zoom‘ link…

The Zoom installer will run and install Zoom…

Enter your name (use your real name!) and click the Join Meeting button…

Note: You do not need to create a Zoom account to join your teacher’s Zoom meetings (you only need an account to host meetings)

 

Not First Time Using Zoom

If it is not your first time using Zoom, you will likely see a browser message prompting you to Open Zoom Meetings

 


ZOOM Cloud Meetings: Amazon.co.uk: Appstore for AndroidStarting Zoom on a Chromebook

If you are using a Chromebook, you will first need to install the Zoom app from the Chrome Web Store.

You should then be able to click the Zoom meeting link and the app will start.

Note: You do not need to create a Zoom account to join your teacher’s Zoom meetings (you only need an account to host meetings)

 


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Starting Zoom on a Mobile Device / Tablet

If you are using a mobile phone or a tablet, you will first need to install the Zoom app from:

You should then be able to click the Zoom meeting link and the app will start.

Note: You do not need to create a Zoom account to join your teacher’s Zoom meetings (you only need an account to host meetings)

 


Joining the Meeting

When Zoom starts after you click a meeting link, you will be prompted to join the meeting with or without video. Generally you’ll want to Join with Video (that’s the point of a Zoom meeting, after all)…

Next you will be asked prompted to join the meeting with audio or not. You will want to Join with Computer Audio, otherwise you won’t be able to hear anyone else, or speak to them…

Once you have joined the meeting, you will be able to see the other participants…

From this point, your teacher will guide you through how to use Zoom’s features, such as the chat, hand-raising, reactions, voting, etc.