Zoom 101

Welcome to Zoom video conferencing! This tool provides you with the technology you need to work together safely and effectively wherever you are located, as we strive to maintain communication with our community during this trying time.

Zoom enables you to communicate and collaborate from the comfort of your own home – remotely. Learn more about Zoom below and follow the instructions to complete your setup.

What is Zoom?

Zoom helps classrooms, teams and even friends collaborate in real-time with video conferencing and screensharing across mobile devices, computers, desk phones, and conference rooms.

How do I login to Zoom? 

  1. Download the Zoom desktop application here.  (if you’re downloading for your computer, download Zoom Client for Meetings).
  2. You can also download the Zoom mobile app in your Apple or Android app store.

Where should I start?

  1. If you’ve received an invitation to join a Zoom from Commonpoint Queens, just follow the link we sent you and you’re all set!
  2. If you’d like to meet with someone else, select “new meeting” to start an impromptu session in your personal Zoom meeting. Select “copy invitation” and send to your participants.
  3. Select “schedule a meeting” and fill out the details – it will create a meeting invite with Zoom information included. Invite your participants and send.
  4. Select “join” to enter an existing meeting ID and join a meeting already in progress.

How do I learn more about Zoom?

Register for live webinars to learn more about Getting Started with Zoom or watch short Zoom video tutorials. Get more information from the Zoom Help Center.

Additional External Resources to avoid Hackers
Zoombombing – Your Zoom meetings are wide open to hijacking if you don’t know how to set the host controls properly. Learn how to stop bad actors and keep your video calls on track.
Zoom phishing – Malicious files with “Zoom” prominently featured in their name are proliferating, which could lead users thinking they’re installing Zoom’s official software instead of malware.
Malware in zoom – Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the spike in usage by registering new fake “Zoom” domains and malicious “Zoom” executable files in an attempt to trick people into downloading malware on their devices.
Privacy concerns – This guide will walk you through securing your Zoom meetings so that virtual get-togethers, meetings, exercise classes, and even happy hours are not Zoom-bombed by unauthorized users.