Zoom is a video conferencing tool used for meetings and webinars. Meetings and webinars can be attended via phone and computer. Meeting participants will receive an event invitation via email. You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom.


  1. Have internet connection, laptop, or device

  2. The URL of the meeting or the meeting ID. If you are joining via telephone, you will need the teleconferencing number provided in the invite.

Getting started

Sign in and join a meeting

Participants can join a meeting by clicking the provided meeting link or by going to join.zoom.us and entering the meeting ID provided in the invitation email.

Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Zoom download center. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link. (learn more).

The Zoom Menu bar

Once you have joined a meeting, the Zoom menu bar appears at the bottom of the Zoom window. You can perform the following actions from the menu bar:

  1. Mute/unmute audio

  2. Stop/start video

  3. During the meeting you can invite people to join. (learn more)

  4. Share screen on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. You need to select the application/window that you would like to share. (learn more)

  5. Chat

  6. Leave or end the meeting

  7. QA (Webinar)