Your TechConnect Zoom account can be accessed in two ways for scheduling, hosting, and/or
attending meetings you have been invited to join.
- The Zoom web portal is accessed from a web browser at https://www.conferzoom.org.
- The Zoom desktop client is an app that resides on your local computer or other devices.
Features may vary when signing in through the Zoom desktop client, mobile app, and website portal.
The Zoom website portal has your complete account settings. However, the desktop app is used to update your account to the latest version of Zoom, enable virtual backgrounds, and an alternate location to schedule, view, or join meetings.
Signing in through the Chrome OS Zoom app will have limited features, Zoom recommends the desktop client or mobile app to join meetings.
Visit the Zoom site for more detailed comparisons by viewing the table below for a comparison of features between the Zoom desktop clients, mobile apps, web client, and PWA (Progressive Web App): https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360027397692-Desktop-Client-and-Mobile-App-Comparison.
Zoom Web Portal
The first time you sign in to your TechConnect Zoom account, navigate to the tabs on the left, then go through each tab to view your choices. Take a few minutes to get familiar with all of the available setting and feature options.Profile: Update your personal information, change your Personal Meeting ID.
Meetings: Schedule meetings, start a scheduled meeting, or host an instant meeting.
Webinars: If your college purchased a webinar add-on license that is assigned to your account, you will be able to schedule events using the Webinar platform.
Personal Contacts: Store personal contacts including names, email addresses, phone numbers and more, accessible in your account and synced with the Zoom desktop client and mobile app.
Recordings: View and share recording files.
Settings: Click on each tab - Meeting, Recording, and Audio Conferencing to set your preferences.
Account Profile: The account owner is CCC Confer. Do not click unassociate and create your own account - this action will delete your TechConnect Zoom account.
Reports: Run meeting attendee, registration, and poll reports, as well as view the details for participants reported to Zoom security.
Zoom Client for Meetings (Zoom desktop app)
The first time you host or join a meeting from your computer, the Zoom desktop app downloads to your desktop - it may appear as a shortcut on your desktop or in your programs. We recommend moving the icon to your desktop or task bar for easy access. The app can be downloaded in advance of your first meeting from https://zoom.us/download. The desktop client is a convenient way to schedule, host, and join a meeting.
The desktop client also has additional settings not available in your account on the website.
Some settings are specific to the device you are using. Click on the wheel/gear in the top right corner
under your initials (or profile picture). A window will open with your desktop client settings.
General: Enable dual monitor, show meeting duration, and access other basic Zoom app settings.
Video: Configure and test video.
Audio: Configure and test audio.
Share Screen: Adjust screen share behavior such as the default window size when screen sharing.
Chat: Settings for desktop client chat, not in-meeting chat.
Zoom Apps: If any app integrations have been approved, you will see them here.
Background & Filters: Add virtual backgrounds and see a preview screen of yourself real-time.
Recording: Choose options, store, and manage recordings.
Profile: Update your profile picture from the desktop client or click to be taken to your complete
profile on the Zoom web portal.
Statistics: Overall CPU and memory performance.
Keyboard Shortcuts: A list of your device's keyboard shortcuts are available, as well as a way to customize some shortcuts.
Accessibility: Adjust closed caption font size as well as enable/disable screen reader alerts.