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Spanish 175 (Magaña): Getting connected with Zoom / Usando Zoom

Spanish in the U.S.


The library course review will take place on Thurssday, April 9, at 3:00 pm, via Zoom. By 2:55 pm or so, you should be logged on your computer. Click on the following link to go to the Zoom meeting:

The meeting space will open at 2:45 pm. You should have a webcam and a microphone to participate in class. At a minimum, you will need a microphone. Most laptops have built-in microphones and webcams, but if you're using an older laptop without a microphone and/or webcam, or if you're using a desktop computer without a built-in microphone and/or webcam, you'll have to find a microphone (remember, you need at least a microphone to participate in class) and a webcam to plug into your computer. 

Using Zoom / Usando Zoom

We will start class with a review of Zoom tools so we can move smoothly. Here's a brief introduction.

Once you're in Zoom, your interface will include a black menu bar at the bottom of the screen. The menu offers a number of options:

The most important options are "Mute," "Chat," and "Leave Meeting" (what you'll see instead of "End Meeting" on the far right. You can mute or unmute yourself so that you can choose to speak during the meeting or not (and so you can eat something crunchy without sharing with everyone!). Hitting mute will mute only you, and will not mute the class.

Stopping or starting video will display your face on the screen, but we won't use this option much during the meeting. You can click "Stop Video" to keep your face off the screen. If you don't have a camera, don't worry; it's most important that you be able to hear.

If you'd like to ask a question, you can use the "Chat" function. Click to open. The instructors will monitor the chat during the class.

At the end of the class, you'll have the option to log out by clicking "Leave Meeting." The image above shows "End Meeting," but that's for the meeting organizers.