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Zoom - Audio/Video Settings in a Zoom Meeting

This document will show you how to enable/disable your microphone and camera and change their settings.

Expand the sections below for audio and video settings guides.

For additional troubleshooting see: Zoom - Basic Troubleshooting

Join Audio

After you've entered your meeting (see "Zoom - User Guide" for starting/scheduling a meeting) a window will pop up asking you how you want to join the conference.

Join by Computer Audio

To use the computer microphone (if applicable) and speakers click on "Computer Audio" and then "Join with Computer Audio".

Join by computer audio screenshot

Join by Phone Call

To use your phone, click on "Phone Call" and then dial one the the numbers listed. In the phone call you will be prompted to enter the "Meeting ID" and "Participant ID".

Join with phone call screenshot

Mute Microphone

In your Zoom meeting, click on the "Mute" icon in the bottom left corner.

Note: A hotkey can also be used to enable/disable microphone. Press ALT + A to enable/disable the microphone.

Unmute Microphone

In your Zoom meeting, click on the "Unmute" icon in the bottom left corner.  You can also hold the spacebar on your keyboard to temporarily unmute your microphone.

Change Microphone

Sometimes you may need to switch the microphone that is being used.  For example, if you are using a laptop that has a built in microphone and you plug in a higher quality microphone you will want to switch to that one.

In your Zoom meeting, click on the "^" icon in the bottom left corner next to the microphone.  Under "Select a Microphone" click the microphone you want.

Start Video

By default you will join the meeting with your video connected unless otherwise set by the presenter.

In your Zoom meeting, click on the "Start Video" icon in the bottom left corner.

Stop Video

In your Zoom meeting, click on the "Stop Video" icon in the bottom left corner.

Change Camera

Sometimes you may need to switch the camera that is being used.  For example, if you are using a laptop that has a built in webcam and you plug in a higher quality webcam you will want to switch to that one.

In your Zoom meeting, click on the "^" icon in the bottom left corner next to the camera.  Under "Select a Camera" click the camera you want.



Keywordsconferencing meeting online connect webinar conference presentation recording webcam camera microphone   Doc ID82399
OwnerJake W.GroupSWTC
Created2018-05-22 14:44:05Updated2022-06-30 09:13:06
SitesSouthwest Wisconsin Technical College
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