Getting Started with Zoom

Are you one of the lucky ones who hasn’t spent the last eighteen months on various video calls? While Zoom fatigue is real, it’s also a useful tool to connect with our loved ones and distant friends over the holidays.

If you don’t understand Zoom or are always asking for help to get a call set up, we have the perfect resource for you! 

Learning Zoom with Senior Planet

We absolutely love Senior Planet! Their organization provides a ton of resources for us Third Agers to learn technology. With the prevalence of video calls and meetings, they’ve added a dedicated section to their website that covers all you need to know to use Zoom effectively.

The nice option with Zoom is that it allows you to virtually attend conferences, talks, and events as well as chat with family and friends. Zoom works with iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems. Plus, you can use Zoom in your browser or you can download the app on your devices. You don’t need a Zoom account to join a call or chat either, so it’s incredibly easy to use.

In their Zoom training materials, Senior Planet provides PDF guides and quick-start videos to walk you through how to:

  • How to sign up for Zoom
  • How to install it on your computer
  • How to get started
  • And how to host your first meeting

Webcams and Zoom

If you don’t have a built in webcam in your laptop or simply want to explore other options, make sure to check out our product review this week! We take a look at the NexiGo N660 Webcam that works great with Zoom.