Using Zoom

Virtual Coffee Mornings with Zoom

How to use Zoom

Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool which can be accessed through a laptop, tablet or mobile.  It allows users to meet online, with or without video. A great feature is that you can meet multiple people at one time hence the "St Nicholas Virtual Coffee Mornings"! Please follow the instructions below to set yourself up, though there are videos on the Zoom website which will probably help a lot more!


On a laptop

  • Go to the Zoom website
  • Click on the blue sign up button on the right hand side of the screen
  • Enter your email address and press enter
  • You will receive an email, click on the link
  • Complete the online form
  • Once completed, you can start a meeting or join an existing meeting
  • When first using Zoom a .exe file is downloaded
  • One clicking this you will be able to see the meeting


On a mobile or tablet

  • Go to the App Store or Play Store
  • Search for the Zoom app (it is a blue square with a video camera logo)
  • Download to your device
  • Complete the short online sign up form
  • You will receive an email which you will need to click on to confirm registration
  • Sign in and you can start a meeting or join one.


Joining a meeting

  • You will either receive a link via email – click on the link to join
  • You can also join a meeting if you have the meeting number and passcode
  • Make sure you allow Zoom to access your microphone and camera
  • When using a phone your options are limited
  • On a tablet on computer you can do things like set a virtual background and make gestures


Zoom is a great way of keeping in touch – enjoy using it and we look forward to you joining one of our coffee mornings soon. Just bring your own cake! 

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