How to use Zoom

HUGE Theater is using a website app called Zoom for our virtual pods, normally intended for business people to have meetings! 

Opening Zoom the First Time

It’s best to use a computer — you can also use the Zoom app on your smart phone, but some features are missing. Breanna will email you a link – click to join the Zoom meeting. Once you click on the link, Zoom will ask you if you would like to download the Zoom application or to use your web browser. You should click “download and Run Zoom” to download the application:

After Zoom downloads, follow the directions on your computer to install the application.

NOTE: You will only need to install the Zoom application once.

Once the app is installed, you will be asked to if you want to join the meeting with video. Choose “Join with Video.

Next, you’ll the be asked if you want to join with audio. Click on the big blue button that says “Join with Computer Audio.”

Tip: If you don’t want to be prompted for this the next time you join, check “Automatically join audio by computer when joining a meeting.

Opening Zoom the Second Time

The next time you follow a link to Zoom, you may be prompted to “Open zoom.us app.” Click on “Open zoom.us app.”

You’ll have to follow the steps again to join your video and audio, and then you’ll be taken to the meeting.

Zoom’s Video Tutorial

Here is a video from Zoom on how to join a meeting:


Class specific instructions

Your teacher will chat with you about all the other settings and mechanics we’ll be using to make class go as smoothly as possible.