Step one: install Zoom if it’s not there already. If you’ve already participated in a Zoom meeting it will be already installed. If not, the easiest way to do this is to attempt to join one of our online events.
Once Zoom is installed, you can start it up. On a Windows PC you can click the windows icon at the bottom left of your screen and then type “zoom” and a “Start Zoom” should appear which you can click.
Once the app is running you should see a login screen.
Type the church Zoom login (email@example.com), the password (given to you via email), untick “keep me signed in” and click the Sign In button.
You will now see the Zoom home screen.
Click the Meetings icon, 3rd along in that grey strip at the top (with a clock icon). You will now see the Meetings screen.
By default the Personal Meeting ID Meeting is all you’ll see. That’s fine; that’s what we use for all our Zoom meetings. Click that big blue Start button in the middle of the screen.
Now you’ll find yourself in a meeting. If you put the mouse cursor over the Zoom window the dark grey bar at the bottom of the screen with meeting controls will show.
Click the “Participants” button and the participants drawer will appear.
Participants is how you let people into the meeting. When someone joins you hopefully will hear a chime noise – sometimes this is turned off. You will also see them appear in a waiting room in the white part of the window:
When you move your mouse cursor over the waiting person’s name, a set of buttons appears:
Click Admit and they can come in!
When put move the mouse cursor over a participant name you will see things you can do with that person. The More button shows this menu:
Making someone a co-host allows them to also admit and remove people from the room, and share their screen. On Sundays we have been using a separate projector computer, and it is made a co-host so its screen can be shared.
If someone shows up in the meeting in order to make a nusiance of themselves (e.g. showing unsuitable things on their webcam), you can use this menu to Remove them.
When you’re ready to finish the meeting, click the End button in the grey bar at the bottom of the meeting window. Choose End Meeting for All.
When you leave you end up back at the main screen. Please sign out when you’re done. Click the WP icon in the top grey bar and click “Sign Out” in the menu that appears:
Congratulations on hosting a Zoom meeting for Wadestown Presbyterian Church!