The Zoom web portal is primarily used for changing your profile and meeting/recording settings. You can also use the web portal to schedule, view, and edit meetings. The Zoom desktop client has different features than the Zoom web portal with settings specific to the device you are on when logged in. Access to camera and mic settings, keyboard shortcuts, etc. are found on the desktop app. Read more below.
Zoom Website Portal
The Zoom web portal is accessed from a web browser at https://www.conferzoom.org. 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.
Whiteboards: Create and share whiteboards using Zoom's redesigned tool.
Recordings: View, share, manage and delete recording files.
Settings: Click on each tab - Meeting, Recording, and Audio Conferencing to set your preferences. You may also see tabs for Collaboration Devices, Zoom Apps, and Whiteboard. You can set your preferences for those as well, if you will be using these additional features.
Reports: Run meeting attendee detail, registration, and poll reports, as well as view the details for participants reported to Zoom security.
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.
Zoom Desktop Client for Meetings
The Zoom desktop client is an app that resides on your local computer. 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.
Drag and drop the icons on the menu bar to your preferred positions.
Click on the bell icon to the left of your profile picture on the Home page to access the 'Activity Center'. Notifications for cloud recordings and transcripts, missed phone and video calls, received voicemails, SMS messages, and whiteboards will all be consolidated into the Activity Center.
The desktop client has additional settings not available in your account on the website. From the Home tab, 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: Tools to manage meetings and devices, enable dual monitor, show meeting duration, and access other basic Zoom app settings. Most important is Zoom Updates options to ensure you are on the most current version of Zoom for the best performance.
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.
Team Chat: Chatting with team members or others outside of a meeting. Customize the sidebar, messages, and notifications for chat when using the desktop app.
Zoom Apps: If any app integrations have been approved, you will see them here.
Background & Filters: Add virtual backgrounds, see a preview screen of yourself real-time, use filters, and create an Avatar for when you don't want to be on camera.
Recording: Select options for when using Local recordings. View how much Cloud recording storage you have used and Manage Cloud 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.
Feedback: Send feedback including suggestions directly to Zoom.
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 and chat font size. Enable or disable screen reader alerts for meeting activity.
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