Step by Step:
Connecting to a ZOOM Session on your PC or MAC

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An access button like this one will be available for you to launch the conference.


For first time users of ZOOM, once you click on the link, your default browser will open and launch a download for the ZOOM app.


Then continue the installation.


Windows users may need to extract/convert the .PKG download file to an .ISO file. Here’s a handy link to do so: http://www.crystalidea.com/download


Once the installation is complete a window like this one will available. Click OK to launch the ZOOM app and access the conference.


A registration window like this one will appear if you have not signed up for a ZOOM account. It is not necessary to sign up for a ZOOM account and you may continue to access the conferences with a guest access like so.


If you have already downloaded Zoom onto your computer or mobile device, you can Join a Meeting and use the Meeting ID provided in the online classroom. Open Zoom and click on Join Meeting:


Then enter the Meeting ID provided for the course session.


During a course session with Thomas, we will be using the ZOOM webinar feature. In these cases, you will reach a welcome window like this one while we set up and up to the moment of the course start.


If you have an older version of Zoom, your window might look like this (we recommend that you update Zoom on an ongoing basis):


While waiting for the session to start, go ahead and click on the “Test my speaker” or the "Check" button to access ZOOM’s control panel. There you can check out and test your computer system’s audio and video input and output.


Once the course session has begun, ZOOM will open a window that will fill your screen and display the course session title card. In a moment Thomas will appear and deliver his teaching. At the top of your ZOOM conference window, you’ll have the following options at your disposal: Audio Settings, Q&A and Raise Hand. Audio Settings will help you adjust your settings to best suit your system’s audio. Q&A will allow you submit a written question for Thomas. Raise hand will signal Thomas that you’d like to ask a question live during the Q&A portion. If at any time you’d like to exit the full-screen mode, click the Options drop-down menu and then choose to exit full-screen.


Once you’re chosen to come on and ask a question live, your ZOOM conference window will temporarily shift while you are promoted to a "Zoom Panelist."


When you come back as a Panelist, you’ll have new buttons and options at the footer of the window. (Hover your mouse over the conference window to expose them)