We use Zoom Meeting to provide our online seminars. You will receive detailed information and a direct link to the seminar the day before the event. If you haven’t used Zoom before, you may create a free account and get familiar with the app prior to the lecture, by visiting https://zoom.us/signup
- Upon entering the online course, your camera and microphone are off by default. Controls for these can be found in the lower left of the Zoom window. Mouse over the screen to bring up the menu bar along the bottom, then look for the buttons that appear as an old-time radio microphone and a video camera.
- Select the up arrow beside each to see a list of options allowing you to choose between different hardware you may have, or to test your current settings. Please be aware that audio from open mics may interfere with the presentation, so we ask that you keep yourself muted unless otherwise instructed. It is also recommended that attendees wear headphones if possible, as sensitive microphones may pick up audio coming from your computer’s speakers, creating feedback in those moments when you’re unmuted and talking to the presenter or other participants.
- Zoom’s default view is to focus the camera on whoever is speaking at the time. If a PowerPoint presentation or whiteboard are being shared, these will become the focus, and the speaker will be shown in the upper right. You can control how this appears on your own screen by selecting from the icons on top of the box displaying camera feeds. Please note that changing your own view does not affect the recording. No matter how individual attendees may or may not have things arranged on their personal displays, session recordings will capture the default configuration.
Zoom supports a wide variety of operating systems, browsers, and devices, including: Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Microsoft Edge (we recommend the latest versions for all browsers). Check here to see if your browser is up-to-date.