How to join a Zoom meeting via the internet

To join a Zoom meeting via the internet you will need a computer, tablet or smartphone that is connected to the internet and has a camera, speaker and microphone.

To join a meeting, simply follow these steps:

  1. Click the link that was provided to you to join the meeting. The link will be something similar to https://zoom.us/j/123456789. (This is a sample, and NOT your link.)
  2. You will be prompted to download and run Zoom. The zoomusLauncher.zip file will download.
  3. Click on the file and you can install the launcher.
  4. The Zoom meeting window will appear where you can join your audio and connect your video.
  5. Select ‘Join Audio Conference by Computer’ to join the audio.
  6. To connect the video select the video camera icon in the bottom left hand corner of the Zoom meeting window.

You should now be connected to the Zoom meeting with video and audio.

One-minute video about joining a Zoom meeting

If you would like to watch a 1-minute video about how to join a Zoom meeting, click here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Join a test meeting

If you would like to join a test meeting to check your internet connection and audio and video settings, click here: https://zoom.us/test

Mute and unmute

During the meeting, if you are not speaking, you may wish to mute yourself. This will help eliminate background noise for everyone. Your meeting host can also mute and unmute you.

To mute or unmute yourself click on the microphone icon. (When a slash is across the microphone you are muted and people on the Zoom meeting cannot hear you.)

How to join a Zoom meeting via the telephone

To join a Zoom meeting via telephone you will only need a telephone.

To join a meeting, simply follow these steps:

  1. Dial one of the phone numbers in your invitation provided by your host and follow the verbal prompts.
  2. You will be prompted to enter the meeting ID – the nine (9) or ten (10) digit ID provided to you by the host, followed by #
  3. You will be prompted to enter your unique participant ID. This only applies in very unique situations and if necessary you would have been given special instructions. Press # to skip.

Mute and unmute

During the meeting, if you are not speaking, you may wish to mute yourself. This will help eliminate background noise for everyone. Your meeting host can also mute and unmute you.

To mute or unmute yourself via phone it is easiest to use the mute option on your phone.

If you are on a phone that does not have a mute option you may press *6 to mute and unmute yourself.

Additional Help

For additional help see the Zoom Help Center: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us

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