A Guide to Zooming ...

By Rev. Jonathon Clinesmith

Brothers and sisters,

As you know, we currently are unable to meet in traditional ways. But the work of the church, and Christian discipleship, must go on. Already, some of our Sunday School classes and small groups have moved to an online format. Some use Facebook, some use email, both of which have efficacy and fit the needs of their classes.

But most of us are moving towards an online platform called Zoom. Since we know that navigating technology can sometimes be a scary task we’ve put together a short “how to” on joining a Zoom meeting.

(Note: If you are worried about your current computer not being able to run the software, most mobile phones have more than enough computing power to run the Zoom application, or there are even instructions for dialing in.)

Don’t forget during this time that God is with you and God is for you. Thanks guys!

 

Jonathon

Joining a Meeting

There are multiple ways of joining a Zoom meeting. In this section, we will look at how to join an meeting through an email invite, an instant messaging invite, from the browser, from the Zoom desktop and mobile application, and from a landline or mobile phone.

Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Zoom Download Centre. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoomwhen you click a join link.

Prerequisites

Each meeting has a unique 9, 10, or 11-digit number called a meeting ID that will be required to join a

Zoom meeting. If you are joining via telephone, you will need the teleconferencing number that

should have been provided in the invite.

Desktop/Laptop

Email

• Click the join link in your email or calendar invitation.

• Depending on your default web browser, you may be prompted to open Zoom.

Web Browser

• Open your internet browser (Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox etc.)

• Go to https://join.zoom.us.

• Enter your meeting ID provided by the host/organiser.

• Click Join.

Zoom Application

• Open the Zoom desktop client.

• Join a meeting using one of these methods:

o Click Join a Meeting if you want to join without signing in.

o Sign in to Zoom and then click Join

• Enter the meeting ID number and your display name.

• If you're signed in, you will have a default identity, but you can change your name if you don't

want your default name to appear.

• If you're not signed in, enter a display name.

• Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and click Join.

Mobiles

Android

• Open the Zoom mobile app. If you have not downloaded the Zoom mobile app yet, you can

download it from the Google Play Store.

• Join a meeting using one of these methods:

o Tap Join a Meeting if you want to join without signing in

• Sign in to Zoom then tap Join.

• Enter the meeting ID number and your display name.

• If you're signed in, change your name if you don't want your default name to appear.

• If you're not signed in, enter a display name.

• Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and tap Join Meeting.

Apple

• Open the Zoom mobile app. If you have not downloaded the Zoom mobile app yet, you can

download it from the App Store.

• Join a meeting using one of these methods:

o Tap Join a Meeting if you want to join without signing in.

• Sign in to Zoom then tap Join

• Enter the meeting ID number and your display name.

o If you're signed in, change your name if you don't want your default name to appear.

o If you're not signed in, enter a display name.

• Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and select Join.

Telephone

• On your phone, dial the teleconferencing number provided in your invite.

• Enter the meeting ID number when prompted using your dial pad.

Note: If you have already joined the meeting via computer, you will have the option to enter your 2-

digit participant ID to be associated with your computer. If you have not joined on your computer,

simply press # again when prompted to enter in your participant ID.

 

*Adapted from “A Dummie’s Guide to Using Zoom Conferencing” https://www.lions105ce.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Dummies-Guide-to-Zoom.pdf

Sunday school leaders have been contacted by email to participate in a training about how to host a zoom meeting. The training will be held, on Zoom, Friday, April 10 at 1:00pm. If you would like to attend please contact Jonathon for a link. jonathon@mychapelhill.org

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