While the state of Ohio is under Governor's orders to stay at home, Connecting for Kids will be using Zoom to continue to provide programming for families. Zoom is a free program that you can use on your smart phone, laptop or tablet to connect with others. This guide is designed to help you get up and running on Zoom quickly and easily.
Zoom is a free service that anyone can use, but you can control more of how it works when you register for an account. To sign up for Zoom, visit the Zoom website and click SIGN UP, IT'S FREE in the upper right corner.
also allows you to join meetings without creating an account, but you
won't be able to personalize certain settings (like setting a virtual
background to protect your privacy). The instructions in step 4 will
cover how to join with and without signing in.
Step 1: Download Zoom
If you are using a phone or tablet, visit your device's app store and search for "Zoom."
If you are using a home pc, Zoom will download automatically when you go to your meeting.
Step 2: Adjust Settings
If you registered with Zoom, you can optionally use Zoom settings to add a virtual background so that others don't see your home.
Step 3: Call In
When you register for a CFK program offered on Zoom, you will receive an email with the meeting link, ID and password. Use either the link or the ID to call in to your program at the scheduled date and time.
Step 4: Change Your View
When using Zoom with a home computer or tablet, you can change your view to see all participants in a program. This can be beneficial in programs like Coffee and Chat or Music Therapy & More.
HOME PC INSTRUCTIONS: If you are using a home pc to Zoom, the program will automatically download the first time you call in. Or, if you prefer to set Zoom up before your first meeting. you can download the client here. After opening the website:
HOME PC INSTRUCTIONS
SMART PHONE/TABLET INSTRUCTIONS:
Open the Zoom app on your device.
Once you are registered for a CFK program that uses Zoom, you will get an email with information on when and how to call in. This information will include:
Please note: We recommend starting your Zoom about five minutes before the scheduled program start so that you can make sure everything is working properly.
HOME PC INSTRUCTIONS (with Registered Account)
HOME PC INSTRUCTIONS (with no Registered Account)
SMART PHONE/TABLET INSTRUCTIONS (with Registered Account)
SMART PHONE TABLET INSTRUCTIONS (with no Registered Account)
HOME PC INSTRUCTIONS
Tip: Turn Off Audio or Video
You can turn audio and video off if you do not wish to be seen or heard during the Zoom. To do this, tap or click the video camera or microphone icons that appear on your screen. When a slash appears through the icon, your audio or video are no longer appearing for other Zoom users in the meeting.
Note: Gallery View is not available on smart phones.