Guidance on using Zoom (apologies to Imogen Corrigan)

You should have received an invitation to join the Zoom lecture by email. I know that many of you will be familiar with Webinar/Zoom lectures but, if you are new to it, please don’t be daunted! It’s suspiciously straightforward.

Once you have clicked on the link, you will see a small box which says something like ‘Open Zoom Meeting’: please click on that. If you are new to it, it is possible that you will be to be asked to download Zoom (not always), so please do that: it can take 4 or 5 minutes.

You will find that you are held in limbo at this point. There will be a notice saying that I know that you are waiting, but you can’t proceed further until I admit you, which I will do as soon as possible, but please be patient. Once you have joined the meeting, you do not have to stay at your screen.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of lecturing is connecting with the audience, but I am very much aware that you are there, even if I can’t see all of you. When you have been admitted and you are happy that you can hear and see the slides/screen, I will mute you. This will allow you to shout abuse at the screen if you wish.

If you are using an iPad you may find that you have to tap the screen anywhere for a row of small icons to appear either at the top or the bottom of your screen. Tap one labelled ‘More’. If that doesn’t appear, tap the three dots and ‘More‘ should be revealed. Tap ‘More’ and then go to ‘Always Show Controls’ and make sure that this is On. This can make things easier for you once you get into the meeting.

The control bar images should show up automatically if you are using a main computer or laptop.
It's up to you whether you want be seen or not. You can opt not to activate your camera.

You can leave the meeting at any time just by clicking the Leave Meeting button: it does not make any impact on the lecture and no one is aware that you have gone.

When we are finished, you can either click ‘Leave Meeting’ or wait for me to click ‘End Meeting For All’ and that’s it.