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Guidance for using Zoom in Talks, Training and Workshops

How To Use Zoom Features During Your Session

How to log on to Zoom and select your booked session

Access details are the same as those used for booking the session. REMEMBER to check whether you are already logged into another Zoom account. If so, you need to log out of that one to log into the Zoom account where the session is booked. Go to the avatar at the top right - sign out and then sign into the correct account.

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How to enable closed captions BEFORE THE SESSION BEGINS

  • Anyone who is D/deaf or partially deaf will need these running from the start of the session.
  • At the bottom of your screen, select closed CC/Live Transcript.
  • You or participants can always Hide Subtitles if you don't want to see them. Alternatively, once everyone has arrived, ask participants whether anyone wants them running. If they are not required, they can be turned off.
  • You need to be the host to turn CC/Live Transcript on or off.

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How to admit participants from Waiting Room / How to unlock it

  • Once you have opened the session, pop up messages at the top of your screen will tell you that participants are in the Waiting Room. To let them into the meeting, click on “Admit”.
  • Once you have started the session, you can allow late arrivals to jump straight in, rather than going to the Waiting Room. To do this,
    • click on Participants
    • select the 3 dots at the bottom right
    • select 'Enable Waiting Room'.
    • This will disable the waiting room and allow people to join without you having to Admit them individually. NOTE - this option will only work if you have created a Zoom registration link and selected both Passcode and Waiting Room when you created the Zoom meeting.

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How to split screen to see the Zoom meeting and other information (eg. your script) side by side

  • Have your script open on one tab before you open the Zoom session.
  • Click on the ‘Reduce’ icon - two squares superimposed on each other in the top right corner of your screen. This allows you to adjust the size of that application by hovering over its edge and using the arrows that appear.
  • Click on a new tab to log into the Zoom session and repeat the process as above.
  • This gives you two screens side by side.

How to screen share

You may use this function to show slides etc but you will not be able to see your script - NED CHECK

  • Click screen share at the bottom of your own screen (green square with 'up' arrow).
  • Click on the window with the blue surround and click share.
  • Minimise that window (click on the short horizontal line at the top on the right).
  • Click on the tab of the item to be shared (this should have been opened before you started the session).

Watch Zoom support video on screen sharing

Here is a step-by-step Speaker Tips Guide [useful tips but needs updating] with screenshots for clear instructions on screen sharing and other important pointers about presentation.

How to create break-out rooms for check-ins

  • Click on the Breakout Rooms icon on the bottom bar of Zoom
  • Choose how many people can go into each room [3 or 4 is a good number]
  • Click ‘automatically’ to let Zoom select participants at random to go into different rooms.
  • Select a time eg 5 minutes.

Watch Zoom support video on use of breakout rooms