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How to Switch the Zoom Host in a Meeting

Why would you switch the Zoom host of a meeting? Well, if you’re the host of a Zoom meeting, if you simply leave the meeting it will end the meeting for all of the participants. Sometimes you’re the host in a meeting, and forget that you have another meeting scheduled, and you need to leave the current meeting you’re in. Or maybe you have an urgent issue that’s just popped up. Whatever your reason is, you need to switch one of the participants to “host” in order for your participants to continue the meeting without you. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to switch another participant to the Zoom host in a meeting. Let’s get started! Launch your Zoom meeting When you’re ready to switch Zoom hosts, click “Participants” located at the bottom of your screen. Find the participant you’d like to grant host responsibilities to and click “more” to the right of his/her name. Click “Make host” from the dropdown menu. Click “Change Host”
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How to Manage the Waiting Room in Zoom

Sometimes it can be really helpful to know who is attempting to enter your Zoom meeting before they enter. For example, you might be holding unscheduled virtual office hours in Zoom, and want to have a heads up before someone joins the videoconference. However, if you’re holding a large meeting, the Waiting Room feature might become quite bothersome. If you have to continuously let people into a meeting during your presentation, it might become distracting. In this article, we’ll show you how to enable and disable the Waiting Room feature, and we’ll show you how to use it once it’s enabled. How to Enable and Disable the Waiting Room Feature in Zoom Login to your Zoom Account at https://zoom.us/signin Click on the “Settings” tab on the left hand side of your screen. Under the Meeting section of settings, switch the “Waiting Rooms” toggle to the on position to enable Waiting Room. To disable the Waiting Room feature: switch the toggle to the off position. How to Use the Waiting Room Feature Once you’ve completed the instructions above to enable the Waiting Room feature, it’s very easy to use the feature. Here’s how: Launch your Zoom meeting When someone attempts to join your meeting, they will be kept in a waiting room until you admit them. When you are ready to admit the participant into your meeting, click the “Admit” button.
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How to Schedule a Zoom Meeting

Setting up Zoom meetings on the fly is easy, but what if you want to schedule a Zoom meeting in advance? Furthermore, what if you’d like your Zoom participants to be able to add the meeting to their respective calendars? Well, it’s much easier than you think! In this guide, we’ll cover how to schedule a Zoom meeting so that your participants have the link to the meeting in advance, and also have it stored on their calendars. Launch the Zoom application. Click on the “Schedule” button Enter the name, start time, and end time of the meeting Select the type of calendar invite you’d like to send. Click “Schedule” This will launch open your calendar event in a new window. Add participants to the event within your calendar (this example is Google Calendar). Once you’ve saved the calendar event, your calendar should ask you if you’d like to send invitations to your participants (this may vary by which calendar you use). Click Send.
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How to Raise Hand on Zoom

Videoconferencing has become the most popular way to communicate in groups virtually. It makes it so much easier for people across the world to connect for business, educational, or personal use. However, when videoconferences have a lot of people on the call, it can become very difficult to figure out when to interject with a question or comment. You can imagine how confusing it is when 30 people are all trying to chime in at once over a video call. Fortunately, Zoom has come up with a feature to solve this problem. It’s called the “Raise Hand” feature. Clicking Raise Hand allows you to notify the host that you’ve got something to say. That way, you can let the host know that you’d like to speak without interrupting the flow of their presentation. If you’d like to learn how to use Zoom’s Raise Hand feature, follow the steps below! How to Raise Hand on a Computer Launch the Zoom application Click the “Participants” button at the bottom of the screen Click “Raise Hand” located in the lower right hand corner of your screen. If you’re done with your question or comment, you can lower your hand. To lower your hand, click “Lower Hand”. It will be located in the same position as “Raise Hand” How to Raise Hand on a Mobile Device Tap the “More” button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Tap “Raise hand”. You will see a popup menu, and “Raise hand” will be one of the options. If you’re done with your question or comment, you can lower your hand. To lower your hand, click “Lower Hand”. It will be located in the same popup menu as “Raise Hand”.
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How to Change your Background in Zoom

Have you ever been in a Zoom meeting and seen someone with a cool looking background and wondered to yourself, “how did they do that?”. Well, you’re not alone. Lot’s of people using Zoom want to add a custom background to their screen to personalize it, make their meeting look more professional, or just for fun! In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to add a background. It’s easy, so let’s get started! How to Change your Background in Zoom on a Computer Launch Zoom. Click the arrow next to “Start Video”. It will be located in the lower left hand side of your screen. Click “Choose Virtual Background” from the popup menu. Select a background. Zoom will provide you with a number of pre-selected backgrounds. If you’d prefer, you can add your own background from your personal photos or images. To add your own background, click the “+” button, then select your photo or image from your files. How to Change your Background in Zoom on a Mobile Device Tap the “More” button in the lower right hand side of your screen. Tap “Virtual Background” from the popup menu. Select your preferred background.
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