What is Zoom

Zoom is a video conferencing software that is available for desktop and mobile. Unlike a live stream, Zoom It allows users to both see and hear other members of a Zoom meeting.

Muddy Creek is using Zoom to host various groups and services so we can connect with each other during the COVID-19 crisis.

Zoom is user friendly and is not a large piece of software to install. Zoom meetings are usually announced through email or the MCBC Connect Facebook group and a link is sent out for the meeting.

Table of Contents
  • What is Zoom
  • Installing Zoom
  • What to expect in a Zoom Meeting
  • Links to Upcoming Zoom Meetings

Installing Zoom

To install Zoom, simply click the button below for your device.

What to expect in a Zoom Meeting

When you click a link, your phone, computer, or tablet, it will ask if you want to open the link in Zoom. Once you approve this, you'll be taken to waiting room. Zoom requires the meeting host to approve each person who is joining the meeting for security reasons. It may take a few seconds for the host to admit you to the meeting.

After that, it depends on what device you're using. If you're on a computer, you may be asked if you want to "Join with Computer Audio"; click "yes." If you're on a mobile device you'll may have to approve Zoom to access your microphone and camera. You may also be admitted to the meeting with your video and microphone off. Simply tap the screen of your device and you should see a menu appear on the bottom of your screen with microphone and video buttons. Tap these buttons to unmute your microphone and enable video.

At this point, you should be able to see and hear others and talk to them as well. In meetings with many participants, it is often helpful to mute your own microphone unless you are speaking. This helps keep the audio quality clearer for everyone. Again you can do this by clicking or tapping the microphone button on the menu on the bottom of the Zoom screen.

Links to Upcoming Zoom Meetings