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Zoom Session Instructions

To join from a Chromebook or computer without Zoom:

In this case, you will join the meeting from your internet browser.

  1. Make a note of the meeting password.
  2. Click on the Zoom link provided by the meeting organizer. It will start with

 On the launch screen, click start from your browser.

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Enter your first and last name.

It is important to use your full name so your teacher will recognize you to add you to the meeting.

If prompted, enter your meeting password.

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To join from a laptop or computer with Zoom installed:

  1. Make a note of the meeting password.
  2. Click on the Zoom link provided by the meeting organizer. It will start with

  Note- if you share your computer with another student, you should uncheck the box next to “Remember my name for future meetings”.

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Meeting Help For All Device Types

Entering a Zoom Meeting

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 If you see this message, you may be early.  Be patient and wait for your host to start the meeting.

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This message is displayed when you are in the waiting room.   The host will let you into the meeting after they verify you should be there.  

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You will then be prompted how you wish to join your audio. If you wish to join audio via the telephone, follow the instructions further down, otherwise simply select Join Computer by Audio.

TIP: by ticking the “Automatically join audio by computer…” option box first, you won’t get prompted again in the future

During a Zoom Meeting

Audio only

It is possible that during the conference participants will be asked to turn off their cameras and move to audio only, particularly if there are problems with the available bandwidth, or to focus attention on the speaker.

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To do this simply click on the camera icon at the bottom of the Zoom window.

Raising Your Hand

As the non-speaker, if you wish to ask a question or make a point during a meeting it is good protocol to use the ‘Raise Hand’ facility.

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If the toolbar is not showing at the bottom of the Zoom window, place your cursor over the Zoom window so it appears and select the ‘Participants’ icon.

A window listing other participants will appear, there is also a ‘Raise Hand’ icon, click the icon to make it known to the Host that you would like to raise your hand.

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If you wish to lower your hand, click the ‘Lower hand’ icon that will have replaced the ‘Raise hand’ icon.

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Using Chat

You can use the ‘Chat’ facility to send text chat to all participants or privately to the host only.

Click on the ‘Chat’ icon in the toolbar, and again hover your mouse over the Zoom window if you can’t see the toolbar.

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A chat window will then open. Select ‘Everyone’ or the name of your host to send a chat message.

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Language Interpretation

Audio only

Depending on the meeting or webinar, language interpretation may be available. Once turned on attendees can choose a language channel if an interpreter is assigned.