Quickstart Guide to Zoom Online Conferencing

Getting Started on Zoom

  •  How to Sign Up for the First Time


  1. Start by going to zoom.us

  1. On the top right corner, click on the blue “Sign Up, It’s Free” button.
  1. Enter your school email address and click “Sign Up”.

  1. You’ll receive an email from Zoom to Go to your email and click Activate Account.

  1. You’ll be redirected to fill in your first name, last name, and create a password.

     How to Download the Zoom Client


  1. Start by going to https://zoom.us/download.
  2. Click the blue “Download” button under Zoom Client for Meetings to access the installer.

3. Open the Zoom installer from your Downloads folder and follow the on-screen steps to set up your Zoom Client.

       How to Schedule a Meeting Online


  1. Go to https://zoom.us/meeting (You may be prompted to sign in but will be redirected to the page after)
  1. Click the blue “Schedule a New Meeting” button in the top left corner
  1. Enter in Topic, Date, and other related details and press Schedule. It is recommended that you make Registration required when scheduling a meeting, as that allows you to generate a registration report after the meeting is More information can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us

    How to join a Class/Meeting


  1.  Join using the provided URL. Open the email, newsletter, calendar invite, or other communication that contains a link to the pre-scheduled meeting and click the URL to join the Zoom
  2. Once you’re in the meeting, you may choose to connect audio in three different ways:

       Using computer audio (recommended).

       Dialing into a conference bridge from your phone.

       Have Zoom call you by entering your phone number and your meeting will call your phone.

     Best Practices while in a Class/Meeting

  • Sign in to the Zoom desktop client and stay signed
  • Check your internet If you’re on free wifi you may need to keep your camera off to improve quality.
  • Turn your camera on and have your camera at eye
  • Stay muted unless you’re talking to reduce background
  • Make sure you sit in a well-lit and quiet
  • Be mindful of what’s going on behind you. Think about having solid wall behind you or turning on the virtual