How to Connect to a Zoom Meeting
- Faculty & Staff
Zoom is an online conferencing program for online meetings with voice, video, screen sharing and chat. Invitations to a zoom meeting are typcally sent via email. The meeting oranizer will send you an email similar to the image below.
You will need to determine how you would like to connect to the call, using your computer with audio and video, connecting using your computer's video and your phone for audio, or connecting by phone using audio only.
To join via phone only:
Follow the directions at the bottom of the email.
To join via your computer:
- Click the link after Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android in the invite that you received.
- You will be prompted to install Zoom. Click Save File. Once the file has been downloaded, it can be easily accessed from the downloads drop down in the top left corner in Firefox, the bottom left corner in Chrome, or from the location that your files are set to download.
- Open the file and click Run.
- Zoom will then launch and prompt you to enter your name for the meeting. Click Join to enter the meeting. Once in the meeting you will be prompted to choose what type of audio you will want to use:
If you have a microphone either built into or attached to your computer, you can choose to connect to the audio via your computer by clicking on Join Audio by Computer. If you have questions about whether or not you have a microphone you can test it by clicking on Test Computer Audio.
If you would like to join the audio by phone, click on the Join by Phone tab. There you will find the number to call. If you need an international number, use the flag dropdown to get an number in your country of choice. After dialing into the call, you will be prompted for the Meeting ID and Participant ID.
For further information on joining a zoom call click on this link.
Follow this link for information on how to troubleshoot your audio and video.
*Taken with permission from sas.upenn.edu