Zoom Overview

What is Zoom? Zoom is a web conferencing tool!

Participants join a meeting by clicking on the link distributed by the host, by going to https://dasnr.zoom.us, clicking on "Join a Meeting" and entering the Meeting ID, or by calling the audio call-in number. Prerequisites:

  • Each meeting has a unique 9, 10, or 11-digit number called a Meeting ID that will be required to join a Zoom meeting.
  • If you are joining via telephone, you will need the teleconferencing number provided in the invite or from the host.

What do I need to participate?

To join a Zoom meeting or webinar, you will need:

  • An internet connected computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Alternatively, you can join by calling the conference number.
  • Your meeting ID number.
  • If participating with a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, a headset or ear buds are suggested.

Once inside the Zoom meeting or webinar, the Zoom Menu Bar appears at the bottom of the Zoom window. (The bar disappears after a few seconds but reappears when the mouse is moved.)

Options for participants in Zoom Meetings: mute/unmute your audio and microphone, stop/start your video, open the chat window, and exit the meeting.

Zoom Webinars have different participant controls than a Zoom meeting. Inside a webinar, you (as a participant) can raise your hand to get the attention of a panelist or host, chat with panelists and hosts, and ask a question.

How can I host a Zoom meeting?

DASNR employees who are interested in hosting a Zoom meeting have two options for Zoom licensing:

Zoom Basic allows you to host an unlimited number of one-to-one meetings for unlimited time. If you host a meeting with a larger group – 3 to 50 participants – your meeting will automatically end after 40 minutes. Sign up for Zoom at https://dasnr.zoom.us. Basic Zoom Features: Free, No reservations required, Available 24/7, Call in number for audio is NOT toll free, Maximum of 50 participants and 40 minutes per meeting, Available on multiple platforms: Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, Personal and scheduled Meeting ID, Chat room, Video enable/disable, Screen Sharing, Virtual Whiteboard, Recording

Pro Zoom features include Basic Zoom features plus: Unlimited minutes, Up to 100 participants, Polling is available (for scheduled meetings). If you are interested in using a Pro license, please contact Dwayne Hunter.

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