Zoom Conferencing - Meeting Controls
Once you've launched your meeting, you'll see a number of options on the bottom toolbar:
"Join Audio" lets you connect via your PC or telephone. Use the caret to the right of the audio icon to select your microphone and speaker, if you have more than one of either. You can also test your levels and apply noise suppression filters if you're joining from a noisy environment. Once you've joined, the "headphones" icon will change to a "microphone" icon and you'll be able to mute and unmute yourself as desired.
"Start (and Stop) Video" controls the image you're sending to the meeting. Use the caret next to the camera icon to select your desired camera, if you have more than one connected. These settings are also where you can apply virtual backgrounds and filters if you like.
|"Security" provides quick links to all your security settings, including but not limited to removing participants, muting participants and locking the meeting to prevent intrusion.|
|"Participants" opens a window to show you a complete list of who's currently in your meeting. An "invite" button at the bottom of this window lets you invite additional guests via email or your Zoom Contacts list.|
|"Chat" opens a window to show the full chat history of your meeting as it unfolds. With this window closed, you will see new chat messages as "word balloons" that pop up at the bottom of the screen. In the Chat window, you can click on the "..." button for the option to save your chat as a text file.|
|"Share Screen" connects you with all your sharing options, including but not limited to: your full desktop or portions thereof, individual applications, video from a second camera, computer audio or playback of a recorded video clip.|
|Use "Record" to make an MP4 recording of your meeting. Note that the recording may take a little time to process after the end of your meeting, but when it's done Zoom will show you where on your hard drive it was saved. Depending on your departmental affiliation, you may see the option to record to the Cloud, as well. Cloud recordings can be found on your account page under the "Recordings" tab.|
|"Live Transcript" lets you send out closed captions in real time to comply with ADA standards. You'll need to click on the "Live Transcript" icon, then choose "Enable auto-transcription" to send captions your participants can choose to view or not, depending on their needs.|
"Breakout Rooms" lets you organize your participants into sub-groups and "send them off" for side discussions. As host, you can enter and leave any breakout room to see how things are going. You can also type in messages to send to all the rooms.
|"Reactions" provides partcipants with a way to send feedback in picture form, like a thumbs-up, smile, etc. This is where you can find the "Raise Hand" option.|
Several helpful articles in the Zoom Knowledge Base explain how to: