On the day of your meeting, you (or the alternative host) will need to start the meeting before your participants are able to join unless you enable "join before host" during setup.
Quick tip: you can change the Zoom background wallpaper! Super handy if you want to hide the mess behind you. Hit the profile icon on the top-right of the window, click Settings and then Virtual Background and select any background already available or upload your own artwork from your computer.
Share screen - while you're on the call, you're able to share a presentation by clicking on the Share Screen button.
Mute / stop video - at any time, you can mute your microphone and stop your video. We actually encourage muting your microphone when you're not speaking, as background noise will be picked up and can be distracting for everyone else. You can then unmute when it is your turn to speak.
Schedule a webinar
Zoom allows you to broadcast a meeting to up to 10,000 view-only attendees, depending on your plan and the size of your webinar license.
You can set up your webinar to require pre-registration, with additional custom registration questions. When you create your webinar without required-registration, your attendees can join on the day by simply clicking on the connection link.
When scheduling your webinar, log into your account via the Zoom website and click on Webinars and then Schedule a Webinar. Fill in the required fields with your desired webinar settings.
Zoom Webinar has some additional features available that regular Meetings do not offer:
Chat - the chat feature is useful if you want to share a file or important message to your participants.
Polling - fancy running a poll? this is a great way to get everyone involved and engage with your participants by getting their feedback or view on something.
Enable practice session - this feature is super handy if you'd like to start the webinar in a practice session rather than live broadcast straight away. With the practice session, you, co-hosts and panelists can run a quick tech-check beforehand, before you go live. Check this option if you wish to have this feature.
Once you have your settings in place, click Schedule and your webinar is ready to go. To invite attendees to your webinar. Under Invite Attendees, you can copy the join link or the invitation to share with your attendees.