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Overview

Zoom is Berkeley Lab's recommended video-conferencing platform.  It is extremely easy to use, and can be used for everything from 1:1 discussions to all-hands briefings. Zoom is available to all employees at Berkeley Lab. To get started, and to find training and other resources, please visit https://zoom.lbl.gov.

Using the Zoom Client


WAIT before you click Join a Meeting make sure you Sign In.



  • Sign in with Google (on the right side menu) using lbl.gov email address and LDAP login credentials.
  • You can also select Sign In with SSO and enter your lbl.gov email address to authenticate.

  • Non lbl.gov users follow the same process using the email address that is currently provisioned for their Zoom account.




  • From the home screen of the Zoom app, you can Host a New Meeting, Join, Schedule or Share Screen in a Zoom Room.


Using a Browser

  • Go to zoom.lbl.gov, scroll down the page and click Join a Meeting

  • Enter the Meeting ID number and click Join











  • Next, select Join with Computer Audio to start the meeting.  If you are in a Zoom Room, click the red X in the upper left corner. 














For scheduled Zoom meetings, always start the meeting on the host laptop first. 

The host laptop will have the ability to record, chat, mute attendees and/or assign co-hosts.

To use the "Make it a Zoom Meeting" function in Google Calendar download the Zoom Chrome extension

Meeting Controls

  • The Zoom menu is located at the bottom left portion of the screen.The cursor may need to hover over this portion of the screen to view. 

  • If you hear feedback, someone has joined computer audio. Click the up arrow next to Join Audio of the culprit and choose Leave Computer Audio





Screen Sharing

  • To share your screen, first open the document on your computer.

  • Then go back to Zoom and click the green share button.

  • Click the icon of the document you wish to share.

         

Run a Security Check Up


  • After your meeting begins, click the security button to quickly lock the meeting, enable the waiting room or restrict attendee sharing and chat permissions.


          

Troubleshooting

  • Avoid connecting both computer audio AND a phone or zoom room system due to audio echo.

  • Most issues can be resolved by selecting Audio Settings to test the speaker and microphone.

  • Click the up arrow to the right of the microphone to reveal the menu.

  • The settings screen will run speaker and microphone tests on your computer system.



















Still Need Help?


  • Scan the QR code with a smart phone or tablet for more useful tips or call the IT Help Desk x4357.