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Zoom

Zoom is need in online workshops. You will receive the meeting link/ID/password if you are registered.

Installation

We recommend that you install the Zoom client (https://zoom.us/download).

You will be encouraged (but not forced) to use a webcam during the workshop, at least during the breakout sessions. If you don’t want the physical room you’re in to be visible on the webcam, Zoom allows users to set up a virtual background You might also be asked to share your screen during group exercises or in interactions with a workshop helper. Remember to keep private information away from the screen you share!

You could possibly do this only from a web browser, but for such a long session, the quality is likely to be higher with the application installed. If you use a web browser, we have noticed that Safari and Firefox don’t always work. Chrome usually does.

One computer for chat and one for doing the exercises? You can use Zoom in a web browser (Chrome) on the exercise computer in order to share the screen, since screen sharing is very important for productivity. Have the second one join like normal, with no audio, same name (you can put “(screen)” at the end to distinguish them, and if we don’t notice ourselves, ask it to be put in the same breakout room.

Verify installation

Join one of the pre-workshop installation verification sessions. If Zoom works in any other event, it will probably work here, too.

Zoom signals

We’ll go over this in the workshop introduction, but you could get familiar with the zoom signals we will use.