Online Conferencing

Google Meet

1. Schedule a video meeting from Calendar.

Go to Google Calendar and create an event.

2. Start a video meeting.

From a browser: Enter https://meet.google.com in Chrome Browser.

From your mobile device: Open the Meet app on your Android (Play Store) or Apple® iOS® (App Store) mobile device.

3. Join a video meeting.

A chime sounds when the first 5 people join the meeting. Additional participants do not chime when joining and are automatically muted.

From Calendar: In Calendar, click the event you want to join.

From Gmail: Click the meeting link in a text or email.

From Meet: In Meet, join a scheduled meeting or use a meeting code.

From your mobile device: Open the Calendar event or meeting invite to dial in to a meeting from a phone.

4. Collaborate during a video meeting.

Zoom

1. How to Sign Up for the First Time

1. Start by going to zoom.us.

2. On the top right corner, click on the blue “Sign Up, It’s Free” button.

3. Enter your school email address and click “Sign Up”.

4. You'll receive an email from Zoom to activate. Go to your email and click Activate Account.

5. You'll be redirected to fill in your first name, last name, and create a password.

6. Select “Skip this step”.

2. How to Download the Zoom Client

  1. Start by going to https://zoom.us/download.
  2. Click the blue “Download” button under Zoom Client for Meetings to access the installer.
  3. Open the Zoom installer from your Downloads folder and follow the on-screen steps to set up your Zoom Client.

3. How to Schedule a Meeting

Option 1: Scheduling through the desktop app

  1. Open the Zoom desktop app.
  2. Click on the Home button at the top left.
  3. Press the Schedule button.

4. Enter in Topic, Date, and other related details and press Schedule. It is recommended that you make Registration required when scheduling a meeting, as that allows you to generate a registration report after the meeting is over. More information can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/216378603

Option 2: Scheduling online

  1. Go to https://zoom.us/meeting (You may be prompted to sign in but will be redirected to the page after)
  2. Click the blue “Schedule a New Meeting” button in the top left corner
  3. Enter in Topic, Date, and other related details and press Schedule. It is recommended that you make Registration required when scheduling a meeting, as that allows you to generate a registration report after the meeting is over. More information can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/216378603

4. How to join a Class/Meeting

  1. To Join a Zoom Meeting, simply click on the link sent over to you via email or click on the Meetings tab to join a scheduled meeting and you'll automatically be brought into the meeting. More information can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362413-Scheduling-meetings
  2. Once you’re in the meeting, you may choose to connect audio in three different ways:
    • Using computer audio (recommended).
    • Dialing into a conference bridge from your phone.
    • Have Zoom call you by entering your phone number and your meeting will call your phone.

5. Best Practices while in a Zoom Class/Meeting

    • Sign in to the Zoom desktop client and stay signed in.
    • Check your internet speed. If you're on free wifi you may need to keep your camera off to improve quality.
    • Turn your camera on and have you camera at eye level.
    • Stay muted unless you're talking to reduce background noise.
    • Make sure you sit in a well lit and quiet place.
    • Be mindful of what's going on behind you. Think about having solid wall behind you or turning on the virtual background.
    • Be yourself and have fun!

6. Resources