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Student Support Resources: Student Guide to Zoom

Student Guide to Zoom

Student Guide to Zoom

Zoom is a web-based, video-conferencing tool that is easy to use and may be used by YCCC staff and faculty to communicate with you and other students.

Getting Started

You will need:

  • Internet connection
  • Computer, laptop, mobile device or tablet
  • Headphones, earbuds

Joining a Meeting

Select the meeting ID link provided to you for the meeting. It may look like this:

Jane Doe is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting:

Zoom will launch in a web browser or from the Zoom app for mobile devices. Choose to open the Zoom application. You can download a free Zoom app for your phone or tablet.



Using the Zoom Menu Bar



  1. Mute/unmute audio and video
  2. Start/stop video camera
  3. Invite people to join your meeting
  4. See a list of participants
  5. Share/stop sharing your screen, desktop, whiteboard or certain documents and application
  6. Chat with participants
  7. Leave meeting

For more detailed information and video tutorials, go to the Zoom online knowledge base at:

ZOOM Reminders for Students 

  • Make sure you are in a quiet environment where you will not disturb others nor be disturbed during meeting.
  • Join your meeting early to allow time to test your audio/video and make sure it is working and set up properly.
  • Use headphones or earbuds with a mic if possible to avoid background noise.
  • You may need to keep yourself muted when not speaking to avoid feedback and other external noise from interrupting the meeting.
  • Using a camera for video is optional. Communicate with your instructor on what will be required.
  • Be prepared and aware – avoid distractions and be mindful of your appearance and environment. Remember, you are presenting yourself to others by video.
  • Questions? Contact your instructor or advisor or College IT Help Desk who can assist.