Zoom FAQ

Joining a Zoom Meeting - FAQ

  • 1. How do I join a Zoom meeting?
    • a. You can join a meeting by clicking the Zoom meeting link sent to you or by going to https://zoom.us/ and entering the Meeting ID and Passcode.
  • 2. Do I have to download Zoom?
    • a. Yes and No.
      • i. Yes
        • 1. Polls – If the meeting you will be attending will include polling. In order to participate in the polls, you will need to download the Zoom Client for Meetings’ desktop application or the Zoom mobile app.
        • You may NOT be able to view or participate in the polls if you are joining the Zoom meeting from a web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.).
        • 2. If you are joining from a mobile device, you will need to download the App. You can download the App by clicking here.
      • ii. No
        • 1. If your will be attending a meeting that does not include polling or presentations, you do not have to download Zoom.
        • To join from your web browser: After you click the meeting link, do not choose the option to download and run zoom. Instead, in the browser window, look for the “join from your browser” option and click it.
  • 3. Can I just call from my phone and listen to the Zoom Meeting?
    • a. Yes, but you will not be able to see the presentations being shared, participate in the polling, or ask a question using the chat feature.
  • 4. How do I join computer/device audio?
    • a. On most devices, you can join computer/device audio by clicking Join Audio, Join with Computer Audio, or Audio to access the audio settings.
  • 5. Can I Use Bluetooth Headset?
    • a. Yes, if the Bluetooth device is compatible with the computer or mobile device that you are using.
  • 6. Do I have to have a webcam to join on Zoom?
    • a. No. While you are not required to have a webcam to join a Zoom Meeting or Webinar, you will not be able to transmit video of yourself. You will continue to

Joining a Zoom Meeting - FAQ

be able to listen and speak during the meeting and view the webcam video of other participants.