Zoom Video Conference

The Zoom.us basic account is free, but is limited to 40 minutes when you have a crowd. Apparently, what some groups do is have a 40 minute meeting and then after that meeting is done, they have a second meeting.

I installed it on my Chromebook from the Google Play store. It should also work on other systems and devices.

My experience with one other person is that we both had audio problems and could not hear each other. By clicking on different links we worked it out. This does show that you need to watch an instruction video and understand where the controls are.

Here’s a good article on the basics of getting ready for a Zoom call.

Toastmaster Clubs – it appears that many of the online clubs use Zoom as their means of communicating. As of this date, TI doesn’t have any support for video meetings. One thing I have surmised is that Zoom is like Pathways – it takes a while and a few curse words to get everything working, but with practice you can get it to work.

The Basic FREE Plan includes:

  • Unlimited number of meetings (one meeting at a time)
  • No expiration date
  • No time limit for 1-on-1 meetings
  • 40 minute limit on meetings with 3-100 people
Here’s a good video with the basics.
Zoom Security Settings

There are a number of online videos and the Zoom support site does have quite a few longer training videos one can watch.

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