How to Install and Use Zoom

Zoom is a reliable cloud platform for video, voice, and content sharing that runs across mobile devices, computers, and telephones.  Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams and members together in a virtual environment to get more done.

Get ready to attend Zoom meetings and events:

  • You must have a free Zoom account before you can attend a Zoom meeting.  CLICK HERE to sign-up.
  • After you have a Zoom account, you must download the App to your phone or the plug-in to your computer before you can attend a Zoom meeting.  When you attend your first Zoom meeting, if you do not have Zoom installed, you will see a link to download the App or plug-in.
  • If you would like to test your computer or device with Zoom, you can CLICK HERE to join a test meeting.

To attend a virtual Charlotte Garden Club program through Zoom:

  • All Charlotte Garden Club members will receive a meeting invitation a few days before each virtual program is scheduled.
  • If you would like to attend the meeting, you must click the link in the meeting invitation and register for the meeting.
  • If you do not register, you will not be able to attend the meeting.
  • Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email a day or so before the meeting.  When it is time for the meeting to start, click “Click Here to Join” in the email to join the meeting.
  • Once you enter a CGC virtual meeting, place your cursor over the black bar at the bottom of the screen and you will see:
  • Please keep your microphone muted unless requested to unmute by the host.
  • Click the “Start Video” button to see the video portion of the meeting.
  • To focus on the active speaker during the meeting, put your cursor over the screen and click the “Speaker View” button in the upper right-hand corner to activate.
  • If you have questions for the presenter during the meeting, click the “Chat” button to send your questions to the host.  There will be a Q&A at the end of the meeting.

Suggestions for attending a Zoom meeting:

  • It is better to attend a meeting with a computer, tablet, or phone that has a camera and microphone.
  • It is better to attend a meeting through WIFI.
  • If the meeting audio is not acceptable, please exit the audio through your device and call into the meeting audio with a phone call.

We hope to see you all in our virtual meetings!



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