FAQ about Zoom Meetings/Workshops

Workshops are conducted via Zoom Video Conferencing Platform

Zoom is based online where you can access with just a quick easy set up on your computer.

Here are some instructions and tips to get you started:

Step #1: Download Zoom to Your Computer.  Before a scheduled meeting, download Zoom on your internet-enabled device by using this link: https://zoom.us/download. (I recommend taking this step at least a few minutes before the start of your first Zoom event.)

Once your session or class is scheduled, you will receive a notification similar to the notification below (Note: In an actual invite, the X’s below list the meeting number):

Sandy Dell is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Workshop/Meeting
Time: (Month, day and time) Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

One tap mobile
+14086380968,,XXXXXXXXXX# US (San Jose)
+16699006833,,XXXXXXXXXX# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aWQxjmygK


As you can see, Zoom meetings can be accessed via your phone or computer or you can dial the location via the info listed.

To access the online option, click on the Zoom meeting URL or bring up Zoom in your web browser and add the meeting number to the ‘Join Meeting’ option.

  • When prompted, type in your name so we know who you are and call on you by name!
  • AND there will be a window that pops up—it looks like this:

  • Make sure “Join by Computer” is highlighted in blue, and then click on “Join Audio by Computer.”

You should now be in the Zoom room!  If you have any questions or need help, I will be in the Zoom room before the event begins to offer assistance.

Step #2:  How to Mute and Unmute yourself
When you enter the Zoom room, your microphone may be muted. Click on the Mute button in the lower left-hand menu should you need to mute or unmute your microphone.

Step #3: Starting and Stopping the Video Option

If at any point you don’t wish to be visible in the Zoom room, click the Video icon to either STOP or START your camera. You will still be able to hear the audio portion of the event when choosing STOP, but the other participants won’t be able to see you.

Step #4: How to Raise Your Hand

To raise your hand, click on the “Participant” icon in the center bottom of your screen. A pop-up screen will open. In the bottom left corner will be the option “Raise Your Hand.” Click on that icon and your virtual hand will be raised!

 Step #5: Using Chat

To send chat messages click Chat in the attendee controls. The chat will appear on the right side of your Zoom window if you are not in full screen. If you are in full screen, it will appear in a window that you can move around your screen as needed. Type your message and press Enter.

At the bottom of your screen, you will see the “Chat” button, which will open a box for you to type your question.

That’s it, you’re all set. We can’t wait to see you in the webinar and look forward to having you with us!

Looking for more help with Zoom?  Check out the following videos:


View Video on YouTube


View Video on YouTube

More Info on Getting Started with Zoom


Not required, but you and others may benefit if you (purchase and) learn to use a simple WebCam (so we can all share our smiles during the discussion). You will also need some kind of microphone, usually a headset or your computer if it has an onboard mic and you know how to use it.

Here are some links to those I recommend if you are not already an owner of these tools. Note that this is where everything is headed, so these are a wise long-term investment.

Logitech WebCam

Logitech USB Headset

Note that you CANNOT use auxiliary speakers for these sessions, as the sound will create feedback into your microphone and disrupt the sessions.

Questions?  Email Me