Some tips for having a good Zoom meeting
- Join early – its a good idea to join the meeting a few minutes early, in case of problems
- Lighting: Try to get your lighting right – we want to see your face and not a silhouette.
Get light onto your face and avoid the camera pointing at light sources, like windows or lamps
- Camera Position: Try to get the camera at eye-level – you look much better that way
- Controls: Know how to work the audio and video controls in Zoom
Practice with a friend if you are a novice
Click here for controls guide
- Only one person can be heard at any time:
In larger meetings, it may be necessary to wait your turn to speak
Raise your hand to get the attention of the meeting chair
- Stay muted: Audio feedback can be a problem in Zoom meetings, as can ambient noise. Sit well away from unwanted noise, if possible. Use headphones or ear-plugs, if you have them.
Keep your microphone OFF (muted) – unless speaking, of course.
On a PC, the space-bar will unmute the audio while pressed
- If the meeting ends abruptly, wait a minute and rejoin the same meeting. If you get disconnected, the Zoom application will normally rejoin the meeting for you
- Be sure your computer has a good connection to the internet.
Zoom uses a lot of bandwidth and needs a good internet connection to work well. For best WiFi, locate the computer close to the router