Video Conferencing is Available at TheMillCreek.net Website Design

for Consultations and Meetings, via Zoom.

To Set Up Time & Date, Contact Terry Williams at 770.443.8796 and/or by Email at

terry@themillcreek.net

A Quick Guide to Using Zoom

This guide is meant to introduce you to Zoom and how to use it. For more details,

please go to the Zoom Help pages.

Getting Started
Using Zoom is very similar to using Skype. We prefer Zoom because it seems to handle

weak internet connects better than Skype.

 

To use Zoom you will need:

  • A video camera, either built in to your device or a separate webcam (most modern computers, smartphones and tablets have this built in)

  • A microphone, either built in to your device or in the webcam (most modern computers, smartphones and tablets have this built in), or a phone

  • A broadband internet connection


The Zoom client installed on your machine. (Zoom has clients for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.)

We also encourage you to sign up for a free Zoom account. Let us know if you don’t have video capability and would like advice on getting webcam.

The easiest way to get started


When someone invites you to a Zoom call, they will likely send you a link that looks like https://zoom.us/j/1010101010 (not a valid link – for illustration purposes only).

If you are using a laptop or desktop computer and don’t have the Zoom client yet, when you click on the link the client will automatically download and then connect you to the call. If you already have the client, you will just be connected to the call.

This usually works well but it takes a little time to go through the installation process, which may feel awkward if you are trying to be on time for a call. You may prefer to do the installation manually before the call. If you will be using smartphone or tablet, you will need to do the manual installation.
 

The manual way to get started – which is almost as easy


If you are using a laptop or desktop computer, go to https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting where you can download the client for your machine. Install it the way you would install any software.

If you are using a smartphone or tablet, go to the iOS App Store or Google Play, search for ZOOM Cloud Meetings and download the app. We encourage you to do this even if you are primarily using a computer – your phone or tablet serves as a useful backup.

Having the client installed before your first call assures you of a smooth start. Whichever path you take is a matter of personal preference.

 

Setting up a free account


You can be a guest on a call without any account but you need an account to host a call. We encourage you to sign up for a free account so that you can host calls, like for your triad.

You can sign up for a free account at https://zoom.us/signup 

 

Free accounts are actually quite feature rich. The main limitation with the free account is that group calls are limited to 40 minutes. This is more of an embarrassment for professionals than a true limitation since you can always just re-initiate the call after the 40 minute cutoff.

 

You can see the features of the free and paid accounts at https://zoom.us/pricing

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Dallas GA  30132