During the COVID-19 crisis, Mariposa Photo Club has decided to try out a version of our usual monthly meetings on-line. As we’re sure you’re all aware, ZOOM is an on-line video conferencing, webinar and web meeting platform that is free to use.
Until we can all meet again safely, we will try using ZOOM for our meetings. Our first ZOOM meeting will be a Photo Share meeting only. Hopefully, we’ll all be able to download ZOOM and participate from the comfort of our own homes. Meeting times and access will be announced via email and ZOOM meetings will be limited to members only.
Here’s everything you need to know about Zoom:
Getting Started with Zoom
How to I use Zoom on my PC or Mac?
After downloading Zoom, learn how to use the Zoom Desktop Client.
Do you need an account to use Zoom?
A Zoom account is not required if you are strictly joining Zoom Meetings as a participant. If someone invites you to their meeting, you can join as a participant without creating an account. However, if the host has restricted joining meetings using authentication profiles, then the participant will need a Zoom account to access the meeting. Learn more about joining a Zoom meeting.
A Zoom account is only required if you need to create your own meetings and send invitations to participants. Having a Zoom account allows you to create your own Instant Meetings or Schedule Meetings. An account also allows you to access your personal settings, where you can update your profile or upgrade your plan at any time.
How do I signup for Zoom?
You can sign up for a free Zoom account at zoom.us/signup.
How much does Zoom cost?
A basic Zoom license is free. Learn more about available Zoom plans and pricing.
Weekly live trainings
Join us for a live training to learn the basics of Zoom and ask questions live.
Joining a Meeting
How do I join a Zoom meeting?
You can join a meeting by clicking the meeting link or going to join.zoom.us and entering in the meeting ID. Learn more about joining a meeting.
How do I join computer/device audio?
On most devices, you can join computer/device audio by clicking Join Audio, Join with Computer Audio, or Audio to access the audio settings. Learn more about connecting your audio.
Can I Use Bluetooth Headset?
Yes, as long as the Bluetooth device is compatible with the computer or mobile device that you are using.
Do I have to have a webcam to join on Zoom?
While you are not required to have a webcam to join a Zoom Meeting or Webinar, you will not be able to transmit video of yourself. You will continue to be able to listen and speak during the meeting, share your screen, and view the webcam video of other participants.
Questions? Feel free to contact us.