What's the best basic video tutorial for Zoom?
March 31, 2020 1:55 PM   Subscribe

I'm hosting a Zoom book club, but some of the members have not used Zoom before. What's the best video tutorial that covers the basics (non-host)? They only need to know how to join a conference, how to test the aud/vid, and how to set up Speaker/Gallery view.
posted by storybored to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
The official tutorials on Youtube are pretty good.
I've also found it helpful to give new Zoom users a screenshot of the main window and point out the different icons, especially mute/unmute and video. I've used this image.
posted by spamandkimchi at 2:33 PM on March 31, 2020 [2 favorites]

Will everyone be using a laptop or will some be joining by phone (for both video and audio)? The interface looks very different on a phone.

You might also want to prepare the book club members with a "what to do" if things freeze up, they lose connection, inadvertently leave the meeting etc. I don't have great wifi/internet at home, so often end up turning off my video when I'm teaching, especially if I'm using screensharing.
posted by spamandkimchi at 2:37 PM on March 31, 2020 [1 favorite]

It helps to point new users to Zoom's test room so they can try out their connection and audio/video settings beforehand.
posted by Paragon at 3:06 PM on March 31, 2020 [2 favorites]

there are several tutorials by zoom
posted by radsqd at 6:41 PM on March 31, 2020

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