Instructions on Joining a Zoom Meeting for NVPS Members

Subject: Instructions on Joining a Zoom Meeting for NVPS Members

Dear NVPS Members,

Since physical meetings at the Dunn-Loring Firehouse have been canceled due to COVID-19, NVPS has been testing popular virtual meeting software called ZOOM Meetings. Good News – NVPS will schedule its first virtual meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 7:30 PM – The Portfolio Project Interim Review #2. 

Members will be invited to join the scheduled meetings, and the sessions can be viewed on desktop or laptop computers, tablets or cellphones. If you have never used Zoom Meetings before, this document should help you get started with watching and listening to NVPS virtual meetings. The process of joining a meeting is easy but will vary slightly depending on the type of device you have (i.e., PC or MAC Desktop/Laptop, iPad/iPhone, or Android tablet/phone such as Samsung or Pixel device).

Virtual meetings will be held on the same day and time as the physical meetings – Tuesday’s at 7:30 PM. Members will be sent via eblast (email), an invitation in advance of each meeting that will contain the meeting link and ID number.  Clicking on that link will take you to the scheduled meeting. First-time Zoom users will need to click on “download and run Zoom“ to install the app. Keep the meeting ID number handy in case you need to rejoin the meeting.  

If you are a first-time user, sign-in well in advance of the meeting so you have time to download the Zoom app and follow the instructions below and fix any issues.  

Tablet and cell phone users should download the app “Zoom Cloud Meetings” from the Apple App store (or Google Play for Android devices). Start the Zoom app, enter the Meeting ID number and click “Join Meeting” or, go back to the email link and click on it again once the app is installed.

Notes: 1) You don’t need to create a Zoom account to join a meeting; 2) If you’re not hearing sound after the meeting has started, check your speaker volume. Here’s a link to a Zoom test meeting to test your microphone and speakers: https://zoom.us/test; 3) Enter your name when prompted so the host knows who’s joined the meeting.

Additional information on joining Zoom meetings for PC’s and MAC’s can be found on the following links:

On a PC (Youtube Video):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIkCmbvAHQQ

On a MAC – (Youtube Video):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIYudDeULlw

On a PC (Instructions from NVPS member, John Krout):

http://nvps.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/How-to-Join-a-Zoom-meeting.pdf

On a MAC (Instructions from NVPS member and Fotofax editor, Sidney Stone):

http://nvps.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Zoom-MAC-OS-Instructions.pdf

If you need additional help, check with Zoom support at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us, or email editor-2019@nvps.org with a description of the problem. 

Mike Whalen, Member – NVPS Webteam

 

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