Facilitate a Zoom Meeting

This is part of the recommended Zoom workflow. If you already have an established workflow that works for you, feel free to continue using your current workflow instead.

Start a Scheduled Zoom Meeting

We encourage you to start your Zoom meeting a few minutes early to give everyone time to connect and set up audio and video devices.

  1. To start a Zoom meeting as the host or an alternative host, first open the Zoom desktop client and make sure you are logged in with your DMU account.
  2. Then you can simply click the Zoom meeting link from your calendar or email to start the meeting, and Zoom will recognize you as the host because you are logged into the desktop client.
    1. If you receive the message "Please wait for the host to start this meeting" and have confirmed you are logged into the Zoom desktop client with your DMU account, ask the meeting host or academic assistant who scheduled the meeting to confirm you have been added as an alternative host.
  3. After starting the Zoom meeting, a window may pop up with options for joining meeting audio. Click Join with Computer Audio.

Host Controls

By default, all of your host controls appear at the bottom of the Zoom window. If they disappear, move your mouse a bit and they will reappear.

  • Click the Mute/Unmute button to mute or unmute your microphone. Or click the arrow to the right of the Mute/Unmute button to select a different microphone or speaker or to test your audio.
  • Click the Start Video/Stop Video button to start or stop your video. Or click the arrow to the right of the Start Video/Stop Video button to select a different camera.
  • Click Share Screen to share either your entire desktop or select any currently open file or application to share. Select an option and then click Share. To stop sharing, click the Stop Sharing button at the top of your screen. [Note: All your host controls will move to the top of the page while you're sharing content.]
  • Click Manage Participants to see a list of all participants who have joined your Zoom meeting.
  • Click Chat to type a question or comment to your participants or view messages that your participants have typed.
  • If you have not set your meeting to record automatically, click Record and select Record to the Cloud when you're ready to begin recording.

Breakout Rooms

For small group work, you can utilize Zoom's breakout rooms feature to split students into separate small group meetings within your main Zoom meeting. Zoom makes it easy to switch everyone back and forth multiple times between breakout rooms and the main Zoom meeting.

Click here to see Zoom's help documents on breakout rooms.

If you still need help, click here to request assistance with Zoom.

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