Even if you’ve joined a Zoom meeting before, hosting a Zoom meeting for the first time can be overwhelming. But not to fear! In this cozy step-by-step tutorial, Thomas from Cozy Grammar explains everything you need to know to get started. You’ll find an index to all the steps below:
0:33 Another kettle of fish . . .
1:00 Ask Cozy Grammar.
1:34 TIP ONE: Keep something beautiful and natural in your workspace.
If you haven’t done this yet, you can find instructions in our video on “Joining a Zoom meeting for the first time”:
2:23 These steps work the same for both free and paid accounts.
2:47 Step Two: Go the Zoom website to set up your meeting.
3:24 Step Three: Give your meeting a title.
3:34 Step Four: Set the date, time, length, and time zone for the meeting.
3:44 Step Five: Generate the meeting ID automatically.
3:56 Step Six: Require meeting password.
4:07 Step Seven: Set video for host and participant.
4:24 Step Eight: Set essential meeting options.
4:44 Step Nine: Save the meeting.
4:50 TIP TWO: Stand up and stretch!
5:01 TIP THREE: Build some stretch and hydration breaks into your meeting.
5:49 TIP FIVE: Think about where you want to place your computer.
6:26 Step Ten: Share the meeting link with your guests.
7:25 How to set up a meeting in the Zoom app directly.
8:09 Step Eleven: Start the meeting.
8:17 Step Eleven, Part One: Start the meeting from the meeting link.
8:22 Step Eleven, Part Two: Start the meeting in the Zoom app.
8:34 Step Eleven, Part Three: Start the meeting from the Zoom website.
9:05 A Clockwise Tour of the Controls
9:21 Step Twelve: Adjust audio and video settings.
10:37 TIP EIGHT: If you want a clear recording, leave “touch up my appearance” unchecked.
10:57 Step Thirteen: Adjust your security settings as needed.
11:22 TIP NINE: “Remove participant” can be helpful in case someone needs to be taken out of a meeting, but remember that this is a fairly final step and it will be difficult even for you to readmit that participant.
11:43 Step Fourteen: Admit participants into the meeting from the waiting room and manage participant options.
12:47 Step Fifteen: Rename a participant if needed.
13:30 Step Sixteen: Mute all participants if needed.
14:25 Step Eighteen: Share your screen with the other participants.
14:40 TIP TEN: If you want to share audio or video, be sure to select “Share computer sound” and/or “Optimize Screen Sharing for Video Clip” in the share screen options box.
15:06 Step Nineteen: While sharing your screen, move the smaller video screen wherever you’d like it to be.
15:32 TIP ELEVEN: You can adjust the overall settings for the chat box in your account on the Zoom website.
16:12 Step Twenty: Stop sharing your screen when you’re done doing so.
16:20 Step Twenty-One: Record your meeting if you so desire.
16:44 Step Twenty-Two: Toggle in and out of full-screen mode.
17:45 TIP TWELVE: Your recording will reflect whichever view you’ve chosen, so choose between gallery view and speaker view as needed for your recording, if you’re making a recording.
UPDATE: We now have our own step-by-step guide to setting up breakout rooms in Zoom for the first time:
Variations 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 13, 17, 18, 19, and 22 from J. S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” performed by Marie Rackham.
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