How to join a Zoom art class on various devices
Many are trying to figure out how to join a Zoom meeting, and here’s some help.
What are the requirements? To join a Zoom meeting, a host--in this case, Angie your art teacher--first has to create a meeting and share the invite URL or meeting ID. You do not need a Zoom login to join a meeting, all you need is that meeting URL or ID. Angie will send the meeting link a day or two before class. Save this link!


Once the Angie starts the meeting, participants will be in a virtual “waiting room” until Angie clicks “admit” to let you in. There may be occasions when I set the settings to enable the option allowing participants to join before the I arrive.

Alternatively, as we note below, you can sign up for Zoom with your contact info, and then your fellow Zoom users can use those details to 'call' you without an invite URL. It’s easier to keep the link Angie sends and click on it at the beginning of class or to add the Meeting ID and Password into the boxes if you don’t have the link. 

FYI, and this is cool—you can sign onto the meeting with more than one device. You can also use your phone to videotape any part of the demos you’d like to have for the future. (More about recordings down below.)

BTW, if you are late to class and a demo has started, Angie will admit you but keep your screen silenced until she is finished demonstrating so other students won’t be interrupted.

How to join a Zoom meeting on desktop

by downloading the app

1.    Google and Download the Zoom Desktop App  on your Mac or PC.
2.    Open the Zoom app.
3.    Click join a meeting.
4.    Enter the meeting ID and your name, and set audio/video permissions.

Setting the audio/video permissions is key. What this means is you are turning on your microphone and camera to transmit sound and images from where you are. This is why it’s called a “permission.” You can turn your sound off at any time and may be requested to do so if an ambulance is screaming in the background (because everyone doesn’t want to hear that. It is amazing how sensitive the microphones are. We hear birds chirping from each others windows!) these permissions are set with control buttons that look like a microphone and a videocamera. When they are unslashed, then they are turned on.

How to join a Zoom meeting on desktop

via meeting invite link

1.    Click on the meeting invite URL that Angie, the host, shared via email or text. 
2.    Open the Zoom app. 
3.    Approve the request for permission to use your computer's audio and camera.
Angie will see that you’ve “arrived” and admit you to the class. At this point you can see everyone who is there, and they should be able to see you.

How to join a Zoom meeting through

a web browser
You don't need to install any extra software to join or even host a Zoom meeting. You can do it all through a web browser.

1.    Click on the meeting invite URL that the host shared via email or text. 
2.    A new tab will open on your preferred web browser. If you don't have the Zoom desktop app installed, the page will urge you to download the app. 
3.    Ignore that and skip down to the small print: "If you cannot download or run the application, join from your browser."
4.    Click the highlighted text in "join from your browser". 
5.    Sign in with your name to join the meeting.

How to join a Zoom meeting on mobile

(iPhone, Android)
1.    Download the Zoom App for iOS (Apple) or for Android on Google Play.  
2.    Tap on the meeting invite URL that Angie sent via email or text, which will open the Zoom app.


The app may ask for permission to use your phone's camera.
Again, depending on the meeting's set-up, you may enter the meeting right away, you may need to wait for the host to arrive first or you may be placed into a waiting room that the host controls. 

3.    Open the mobile app and tap on "Join a Meeting." 
4.    Enter the meeting ID and Password and set audio/video permissions.


How to see everyone on Zoom

Here's how to see everyone on Zoom using gallery view

With everyone using Zoom recently for conference calls, you may be wondering how to see everyone on Zoom (think The Brady Bunch opening credits). Being able to see everyone on a Zoom call in a grid format is one of Zoom's best features, and something that sets it apart from its competitors. 
Millions of people are using Zoom, one of the best video chat apps and teleconferencing software solutions, while they're staying at home for work meetings or personal calls with friends and family.


The free version lets up to 100 participants join a meeting (paid versions let you add more), so you can have a lot of people in a call for free. But that means it's hard to know who's on the call at any one time, which is why it's handy to be able to see everyone at once.

Zoom has three video layouts: Active Speaker, Gallery View and Mini.

The Gallery View is what will let you see everyone on the Zoom call, in a grid format. Depending on your computer, you can display up to 49 participants in one page of Gallery view. If more than 49 people are in the meeting, 49 thumbnails are displayed on each page. You can scroll through pages in Gallery view to see up to 1,000 thumbnails of participants.
If you are attending a Zoom meeting and want to learn how to see everyone on the Zoom call, keep reading.

How to see everyone on Zoom (desktop app)

1.    Download the Zoom Desktop Client for Mac or Windows.
2.    Open the client and start or join a meeting.
3.    In the top right corner, click Gallery View.
4.    If the meeting has 49 or fewer people, all participants will be displayed on a single page. If there are more than 49 people, they will be displayed on other pages. You can click left and right arrows to scroll to the other pages.
How to see everyone on Zoom (mobile app)
The Zoom mobile app on Android and iOS (Apple) can display either Active Speaker or Gallery View.

1.    Download the Zoom app for iOS or Android.
2.    Open the app and start or join a meeting.
3.    By default, the mobile app displays the Active Speaker View. 
4.    Swipe left from Active Speaker View to display Gallery View.
5.    You can view up to 4 participants' thumbnails at the same time. To view more participants, keep swiping left.