How to use Zoom to join a meeting on your laptop or computer.

What is Zoom?

Zoom is an App you can use to video chat with a group of people.

What equipment do you need to use Zoom?

If you want to use Zoom you must have one of these.

  • Computer or laptop with camera, microphone and speaker

You must have your laptop or computer connected to the internet.
You will need to have a good internet connection so sit close to your internet router. (A router is a box that sends WIFI around your house or office. It lets you connect to the internet.)

Joining a Zoom meeting

There are two ways to join a Zoom Meeting

  1. You can join a Zoom Meeting with a special code called a Meeting ID and a password (sometimes you may also need a password)

  2. You can join a Zoom Meeting with a link sent to you in an email or text message.

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Joining a Zoom Meeting on your laptop or desktop computer with a Meeting ID

To be part of a Zoom Meeting, your laptop or computer will need:

  • A camera
  • A microphone
  • A speaker


You will be sent Meeting ID (and password if required) in an email or text message.

The Meeting ID will be a nine digit number and will look like this 843 833 035.

  1. Go to: https://zoom.us/

  2. Click on Join a Meeting

  3. Enter the Meeting ID you got in an email or text message

  4. Then click on Join

  5. Click on Agree

  6. Click on Join Audio by Computer

  7. If you are asked 'Use microphone', click Allow

  8. Click Start Video


Joining a Zoom Meeting on your computer with a link

You will be sent link in an email or text message. It will look something like this https://zoom.us/j/3598695

  1. Click on the link in the email or text message

  2. Click on Join Audio by Compute

  3. You may see this on your screen

  4. If you are asked 'Use microphone', click Allow

  5. Click Start Video



Privacy in Zoom meetings



You can turn your camera or/and audio off so people cannot see or/and hear you.

  • To turn you camera off, tap or click on the camera button

  • To turn your microphone off tap or click on the microphone button

  • When your camera or microphone is turned off it will look like this


    Zoom Camera And Audio

  • You can turn your camera back on by clicking or tapping the button again.