UUCM is using Zoom (https://zoom.us/) for our online services, and other online meetings. If you don’t have internet access or have trouble using Zoom online, you can join a Zoom meeting using a land line or mobile phone
If you need assistance with Zoom, contact Commteam@uucm.org Click on the appropriate tab below to read more details about how to use Zoom:
You will typically receive an email invitation to a Zoom meeting that will look something like the following
(the following details are just for example; they are not real)
Join Zoom Meeting (by computer, tablet or smartphone):
What does all this mean?
Using the Zoom Meeting Link
You may click on the link following “Join Zoom Meeting”. This will bring up a web browser page that looks something like this:
and from there, if you click on the Open Zoom button, it will bring up the Zoom app.
Note: Some users have encountered browser issues when attempting to use this approach. See below for a more direct approach that does not involve a browser.
Using the Meeting ID Directly
A more direct approach that does not involve a browser is to:
Run the Zoom app directly, which will bring up something like this:
Then, click on the “Join a Meeting” button, which will bring up something like this:
Enter the Zoom Meeting ID from the email invitation, and your name (if it isn’t already there), and click on the “Join” button, and you’re in!
Joining via Phone
If you wish, you can join a Zoom meeting via telephone. Look at the Zoom meeting invitation to select the telephone number closest to your area (which would be New York for New Englanders). For more details, click here.
“One tap mobile numbers” contain the meeting ID; other telephone numbers will require you to enter the meeting ID.
- For those with a Windows or Mac computer, you can follow the instructions on this page to learn how to install the Zoom app, and use it to join Zoom meetings:
- For those with a Chromebook:
- If you don’t want to install the Zoom app, there is a Zoom Web Client available:
Follow the steps below:
To Install Zoom
Go to https://zoom.us, and sign up for a free account.
Go to https://zoom.us/download, and download the appropriate Zoom app installer, depending on whether you have a Windows PC, a Mac, or a mobile device (Apple or Android)
Install the app on your device. This will result in Zoom icon appearing on your device:
To Start Zoom
Click on the Zoom icon to activate the app, which will give you something like this:
To sign in, click the “Sign In” button:
and enter your Zoom credentials.
Or, to simply join a meeting, click on the “Join Meeting” button, which will then take you to something like this:
Enter the meeting ID, and your name, if it isn’t already there, click “Join”, and you’re in!