ZOOM EXPLAINER

WHAT IS ZOOM?

Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to meet virtually with others - either by video or audio-only or both. 

DO I HAVE TO PAY?

No. The Zoom software is free to download and all users can host a free meeting for up to 40 minutes. The GCLS has a premium account that allows us to host longer meetings and webinars. You do not need a paid Zoom account to watch any of our events,

WILL I BE ON CAMERA?

Our Virtual Series, Virtual Conference, D&I Listening Session, and Ask Me Anything events are all view-only, therefore your webcam will not be accessed. You will only be visible if you are a panelist or presenter. If you are simply watching an event, you will not be visible, recorded, or heard. 

 

Zoom always asks permission before turning on your webcam or microphone.

I DON'T HAVE A WEBCAM, CAN I STILL JOIN?

Absolutely. You don't need a webcam to join any of our virtual events. You will still be able to see the panelists and speakers. 

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Zoom events have a live chat roll and a Q&A feature. If you simply wish to say hello then use the chat, if you have a question for the host or panelists then use the Q&A featured and this will ensure your question is highlighted to them. 

HOW DO I GET ZOOM?

Go to zoom.us to sign up for free and download the software.

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS

If you have any other questions about Zoom and Zoom events, please get in contact with us and we'll do our best to help.

Check out our upcoming Virtual Series events to put your new Zoom knowledge to use! We can't wait to see you there.