is an online conferencing program for online meetings with voice,
video, screen sharing and chat. Invitations to a zoom meeting
are typically sent via email. The meeting organizer will send
you an email similar to the image below.
You will need to determine how you would like to connect to the call, using your computer with audio and video, connecting using your computer's video and your phone for audio, or connecting by phone using audio only.
To join via phone only:
Follow the directions at the bottom of the email.
To join via your computer you have to do a one-time setup (subsequent meetings won’t require all of these steps; and the sequence may differ somewhat based on your computer and browser):
Click the link after Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android in the invite that you received.
You will be prompted to install
Zoom. Click Save File. Once the file has been
downloaded, it can be easily accessed from the downloads drop down
in the top left corner in Firefox, the bottom left corner in
Chrome, or from the location that your files are set to
Open the file and click Run.
Zoom will then launch and prompt you to enter your name for
the meeting. (Please use your own name!) Click Join
to enter the meeting:
After you are in the meeting, you will be prompted to choose
what type of audio you want to use. If you have a microphone
either built into or attached to your computer, you can choose to
connect to the audio via your computer by clicking on Join
Audio by Computer. If you have questions about whether or
not you have a microphone you can test it by clicking on Test
If you would like to join the audio by phone, click on the Join by Phone tab. There you will find the number to call. If you need an international number, use the flag dropdown to get a number in your country of choice. After dialing into the call, you will be prompted for the Meeting ID and Participant ID.
For further information on joining a zoom call click on this link.
Follow this link for information on how to troubleshoot your audio and video.
That’s it! Enjoy the meeting.
(The above compiled by University of Pennsylvania.)