Guide to Zoom

During pandemic, many of us got to know the Zoom teleconferencing platform well, as we did everything from attend church to teach preschool, join business meetings and happy hours, play pub trivia and lead support groups. Different people may have different levels of understanding, but most of us are still trying to work out some glitches.

Here is a huge and hopefully comprehensive collection of tips for each of these levels, from simplest tasks (the “Zoom for Dummies”) to more complex. If you need a beginner’s guide for brand new users of Zoom, just read the first blog post and feel free to ignore the rest! But for those who are ready, there’s lots more to learn – check out any of these how-to tutorials.

Note: Zoom also has LOTS of great online tutorials / support information. You can find it all from:

Zoom calls works differently on different devices (laptop vs. tablet, iPhone vs. Android) and also the host of the meeting can adjust many of the settings so that some options that I describe may not be available in all meetings. If I describe an option in these guides that you’re not seeing, the support documents should help you out.