You can use Zoom to join online lectures delivered by the University or attend online meetings and tutorials. If your lecture or class is going to be online, we will let you know in advance and the link to join will be in your timetable or emails.
This quick start guide gives you an introduction to the essentials of joining and participating in a Zoom webinar or meeting.
If you need help setting up Zoom, see:
We strongly recommend you watch all of your teaching over wifi – you will have the best viewing experience, it'll be more reliable and you won't use up all of your mobile data which can be very expensive.
You can also join webinars and meetings using the Zoom mobile app. For help with using Zoom on iOS and Android devices, visit the Mobile section of the Zoom Help Center.
In a Zoom meeting, you can use your camera and microphone to talk to the other attendees of the meeting, as well as the additional features described below.
You can also use the mute buttons within Zoom to deactivate your own microphone or camera as required.
In a Zoom webinar, you can interact with the host, co-hosts, and panellists by raising your hand, typing in chat, or typing in Q&A if the host has enabled those features in the webinar.
Chat is a feature that is controlled by the webinar host. The host can choose to allow participants to chat with everyone, only panellists and hosts, or with no one.
If enabled by the host, you can pose questions to the host and panellists using the Q&A feature. The host or panellist may choose to respond to you privately or send your question and answer to everyone in the webinar.