Commonly Used Controls in Zoom
Managing Participants – As the host of a class/meeting, you can manage participants such as renaming, muting, stopping video and other controls for participants. For more, visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115005759423-Managing-participants-in-a-meeting
Video ON/OFF – Once in a meeting, you can turn your video on by clicking the “Start Video” icon on the bottom left of your screen. To turn it off, click the “Stop Video” icon. For more, visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/200941109-Attendee-Controls-in-a-Meeting
Virtual Background – Once in the meeting, you can select a virtual background by clicking the up caret to the right of the Start Video icon. For more, visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/210707503-Virtual-Background
Muting – To ensure minimal background noise during your Zoom meeting, it is recommended that you mute everyone on the call when they’re not talking. To do this, click on the Participants icon at the bottom of your screen click Mute All in the side panel. For more, visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/203435537-Mute-All-And-Unmute-All
Using Chat – Meeting participants can ask questions during a Zoom Meeting via the meeting chat. Start by clicking the “Chat” icon on the bottom right of your screen. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/203650445-In-Meeting-Chat
- Once the chat panel will open up on the right, you can view and respond to all public chats.
- Use the three dots to choose whether you want to send messages to all meeting attendees or the host
- *Note: Private chats will not be visible to the host. To control and disable in-meeting chat, visit: https:// support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115004809306-Controlling-and-Disabling-In-Meeting-Chat
Sharing Screen – Click the “Share Screen” icon at the bottom of your screen to share your desktop.
- If you’d like to share specific windows or applications, you can choose to do so from the dialog box.
- For more, visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362153-How-Do-I-Share-My-Screen
Sharing Documents via Chat: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/209605493-In-Meeting-File-Transfer
Using the Whiteboard – https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/205677665-Sharing-a-whiteboard