Zoom is very convenient and ready to use! !!
That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to prepare anything.
Zoom is convenient, but how can I use it? In this article, I will introduce the preparations for using such Zoom.
That said, getting ready to use Zoom is so easy!
If you want to use Zoom as the organizer of a conference or seminar, these are the two preparations!
All you have to do is prepare earphones, a microphone, a camera, etc. as needed.
Only this! !!
It’s easier to prepare for attending a conference or seminar hosted by someone!
only this! !! It’s even easier than the organizer because you don’t have to create an account! !!
Convenient and easy! !! Let’s master the preparation for using Zoom in this article.
Equipment to prepare before using Zoom
Zoom is a tool for meetings and seminars on the Internet. A computer is required to use Zoom. You can use Zoom from your smartphone or tablet device, but we recommend using it on your computer, especially if you use Zoom as the organizer. This is because Zoom has many features that can only be used on a computer.
In this article, we will introduce it on the assumption that you will use a personal computer.
If you want to use Zoom on your computer, you need to prepare a webcam, microphone, and speakers. Please note that if your computer does not have these, you will need to purchase them separately.
Webcams are used to make the other person see you. Basically, it is a USB connection type, and it is used by fixing it to the top of the monitor with a clip or the like.
Some laptops are mounted on the top of the screen of the main unit. If the computer you are using is a laptop computer, please check it once.
There is a wide range of quality, but 1.2 megapixels is sufficient for image quality. Even with this image quality, there are many that can be purchased for the 1,000 yen range.
Products around here are sufficient.
Preparing the microphone
The microphone is what you need to convey your voice to the participants on Zoom. Without this, you would be able to hear the voices of the participants but not your own.
Microphones may come with your webcam as an accessory, so if you’re using that type of webcam, you don’t need to do anything special.
If it doesn’t come with your webcam, or if the microphone doesn’t work as well, get one. However, if you don’t need to say something, such as attending a seminar, you don’t have to worry about the microphone. Please prepare according to the usage situation.
I think that this class is enough.
As for the speaker, select the one you like as long as you can hear the sound.
However, all the organizers of the seminar must prepare earphones. This is because if you output sound from the speaker while using the microphone, the microphone will pick up the speaker sound, which causes howling.
Therefore, it is recommended to use earphones instead of speakers when there is a scene to speak while using Zoom.
There are various types of earphones, so you can choose the one you like as long as it is not a very bad product.
An excellent product that combines a microphone and earphones! Headsets make it easy to prepare!
Headsets are recommended for those who find it troublesome to prepare a microphone and earphones separately.
This is a set of microphone and earphones. That’s the one with a microphone in the mouth from the headphones used by people in the call center!
With this, the microphone and earphones are a set, and the sound of the call will not be leaked around. I recommend this option.
Headsets around here are sufficient.
Sanwa Supply Headphones / Headphones MMZ-FXRBA02
* Microphone and earphone outlets are often separate, but some headsets do not have separate tips. In that case, please note that you will need to prepare a replacement cable separately.
OS and terminals that support Zoom
The OS and terminals on which Zoom operates are summarized below. Unless you use a very old or unusual model, there should be no problem, but if it does not work, please check the OS and model you are using.
I think it will be an item for seminar participants to check in advance, so don’t forget about that too!
-Mac OS X with MacOS 10.6.8 / Snow Leopard or later version
-Windows 8 or 8.1
-Windows Vista with SP1 or later version
-Windows XP with SP3 or later version
-Ubuntu 12.04 or later version
-Mint 17.1 or higher version
-Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher version
-Oracle Linux 6.4 or higher version
-CentOS 6.4 or higher version
-Fedora 21 or higher version
-OpenSUSE 13.2 or higher version
-ArchLinux (64-bit only)
Install Zoom to prepare your environment
Of course, you need to have Zoom installed to use Zoom. The installation itself is free, so you don’t have to worry about it costing you money. A little time is enough.
Preparations for becoming the organizer-Creating a Zoom account-
If you want to use Zoom to host a conference or seminar, you will need to register for an account along with the Zoom download.
First of all, let’s access the link below.
Click here for Zoom official website
Once accessed, click on the “Sign up is free” icon at the top right of the screen.
On the next page, you will be prompted to enter your email address to register. Please register your e-mail address.
When you enter it, you will be asked to confirm your email address, so select “Sign up”.
Then, an email will be sent to the registered address. Click “Active Accounts” at the top of this email to continue with the settings. If you do not receive a response after clicking this button, click the URL at the bottom of the email.
When a new page is opened, a screen like this will appear, so please set your registered name and password.
When the settings are complete, the screen below will appear. Would you like to make Zoom for others on this page? I can send an email to invite you, but it has nothing to do with creating an account.
Click “Skip Steps” below to continue.
When this work is completed, account registration is complete.
Organizer preparation-Zoom installation-
There is a button on the page that appears after you have created your account that says “Start Zoom Meeting Now”. Click on it.
Then a screen like this will appear.
At the end of the text on this screen, click on the blue part of the text “If nothing happens from your browser, download and start Zoom.” (Although the text is a little strange on this capture screen …)
Click to automatically download the software required to install Zoom, so click on it to start it. After that, the Zoom installation will start automatically.
This completes the Zoom installation. It’s surprisingly easy.
Participant Preparation-Zoom Installation-
Here, we will introduce the case of being a participant of the seminar.
This preparation is even easier than the organizer! When you click the URL sent from the organizer, the following screen will be displayed.
From here, the procedure is the same as that of the organizer. In other words, it can be said that the participants are almost ready as long as they have the necessary equipment.
When you’re ready to use Zoom, use Zoom more and more!
Here’s a recap of the preparations for using Zoom:
・ Create a Zoom account
・ Install Zoom
Only this. The method is not particularly difficult as explained above.
You will need to prepare a webcam and earphones, but some of you may have used Skype, and even if you prepare a new one, it will not be a burden.
When you’re ready, learn how to use Zoom. Now you can use Zoom perfectly!