Getting Started with Zoom for PSU Faculty, Staff, and Students
Posted by Melinda Barnsley, Last modified by Melinda Barnsley on 26 March 2019 02:13 PM
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Getting Started: User Guide
To sign-in, simply go to https://plymouthstate.zoom.us and click on "Sign In/My Account."
From there you can login using your PSU username email address not your alias email (eg. Use firstname.lastname@example.org instead of email@example.com). If this is your first time to login, click “Sign Up Free” but make sure you use your PSU username email address when creating your username.
Login using Google, Facebook, or your already existing Zoom account.
Note: if you have a Zoom account but cannot remember your password. Please select "Forgot your password"
Find The Zoom App
Once you have signed in, you have the option of either "Join a Meeting" or "Host a Meeting" (in upper right corner of screen).
If you just want to join a meeting-in-progress, click on "Join a meeting". You will need your meeting ID or Meeting Room Name.
If you would like to log in and start or schedule your own meeting, click on Host a Meeting. Select if you want to host a meeting “With Video Off” or “With Video On”. Click the appropriate selection for your meeting. A window will open that will ask if you want to “Launch Application” or “Do Nothing”. Click “Launch Application” unless you want go back to the previous screen.
After you launch the app, you have two options; select either "Join by Phone" or "Join by Computer."
By selecting “Join by Phone”, you will receive telephone numbers, the meeting ID, and Participant ID. Call either telephone numbers and follow the instructions via the telephone.
By selecting “Join by Computer”, you have the option to test your computer mic and speakers first. Click the “Join Audio Conference by Computer”.
Note: The client version number is located on the bottom of this dialog box.
Once you have logged in and launched the Zoom Application, you will see the main dialog box as shown below until you logout of Zoom. The default tab is "Home".
Note: Click on the drop-down to view your profile, check for updates, switch accounts and logout.
Select "Meetings" to view, start, edit, and delete your personal meeting ID, scheduled meetings, and recorded meetings. Click here for more information on Personal Meeting ID(PMI).
Note: PMI Partially blocked for privacy.
Note: if you do not see your scheduled meeting, click the refresh tab in the upper right-hand corner to update/refresh the meeting list.
You can find the Settings tab in the main dialog box or in the meeting menu bar. After clicking Settings, you will have the following options:
Once you have started or joined a meeting, you can perform the following actions from the menu bar located at the bottom of the meeting window (move your mouse to toggle):
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