Zoom Etiquette

Zoom Etiquette: Tips for Zoom Meeting Attendees

  • Mute your microphone
    Make sure you mute your microphone when you are not speaking. This keeps background noise to a minimum
  • Be aware of noise in the background.
    Avoid activities that create additional noise. For example, shuffling papers, talking on the phone or listening to music. When your microphone is not muted, everyone in the Zoom meeting can hear the noises in your environment.
  • Position your camera to maximum effect.
    Be sure your webcam is in a stable position and focused at eye level. The other participants in the meeting will feel a more direct sense of engagement with you.
  • Limit distractions.
    It is easier for you to focus on the meeting if you close or minimize running apps and mute your smartphone.
  • Reduce multi-tasking.
    You will get more out of the meeting if you do not reply to emails or text messages during the meeting. Do not work on unrelated projects during the meeting.
  • Be prepared.
    Have files and links ready to go before the meeting begins if you are presenting materials.

Adapted from “Zoom Meetings: Etiquette and Best Practices” on the University of Pittsburgh website https://www.technology.pitt.edu/blog/zoom-tips