Configuring Zoom

Zoom is our online meeting tool. It works well if you know how to work with it. Here are instructions for new users to perform prior to attending their first zoom meeting. They should follow these instructions prior to first use or if they haven’t attended a zoom session in a month or more.

Using Zoom Successfully

These instructions are for new users.

Prior to your first Zoom meeting, or if you haven’t attended on in a month or longer, perform these steps to guarantee a great audio experience

1. Click on the link to your zoom meeting.

2. When you see the zoom icon at the bottom of your taskbar, click on it to test the audio options.

3. If you don’t get the option to test them directly, once in the meeting, you can hover your mouse over the bottom of the screen to see the options, and then click the arrow to the right of the Mute icon.

4. Select Audio Options.

5. Click the hypertext link “Test Computer Mic & Speakers” to begin testing your computer’s audio components.

Testing the Speaker

1. Click the Test Speaker button and verify that you can hear the speaker and you like the volume setting.

2. You can change it if you want to turn it up or down by using the slider button.

3. Click Stop when you are satisfied with your settings.

Testing the Audio

1. Click The Test Mic button and speak into the direction of your computer’s mic, (assuming you are connecting via VOIP.

2. After you speak, the test will play back the recording of your audio test and you can use the slider to adjust your audio settings.

Once you are happy with your settings and everything works successfully, you can close the Test Audio dialog box and exit the software until it is time for your meeting to begin.

Session 2: Introducing SharePoint


For more information about the Saturday Series, go to The Saturday Series

October 21st from 10 AM to Noon PST

SharePoint is a collaborative environment that allows teams to share and manage documents across internet and intranets, and is popular in most top companies.

Learn how to navigate around in it, how to check files in and out, delete and add files, and some of its other basic functionality. This session will show you some other skills that will help you when you first use SharePoint. You should take this class if you’ve never seen a SharePoint site or if you want to increase your understanding of how they function.

Register here. You’ll receive the link to the webinar within 24 hours of the class start.

These classes will be open to STC National so you will need to sign-up quickly using Eventbrite, and because seating is limited, if you decide that you can’t attend, please release your ticket so someone else can attend in your place.

Session 3: Learn to Use Word Like a Boss!

For more information about the Saturday Series, see The Saturday Series

November 18th from 10 AM to Noon PST

Transform your basic Word skills into mastery.

Learn to generate a table of contents based on built-in styles, use styles, move styles between documents, add ctrl keys to styles, and much more. If you have been using Word for years but can’t auto-generate a table of contents or can’t change the look of your document by making a change to one style (basically 1-click) then you should attend this class! In addition, we’ll be doing some work with the index and TOC and showing you why you should turn off paragraph markers when you generate these items, and much more. This will be a jam-packed session!

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Trainers Note: I used to teach Advanced Word at a junior college for five years and I found that about 20% of the students who took that class were not of an advanced level. They confused the length of time they used Word with the level of user that they were. But if you use a tool repeatedly for 1 year or 20 but never advance in your understanding of the tool, you never become an advanced use, just an experienced beginner. That goes for any of the sessions above. If you have used SnagIt, for instance, for years but never advanced beyond basic screen capturing, then you should check out the class.