How to use Zoom

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What you'll learn in this workshop:

Have you heard friends & family speaking about Zoom meetings and calls? Zoom helps you connect, communicate, and express your ideas. Zoom is easy to install and use. You can use Zoom to meet virtually (not in-person) with others by video or audio-only. In this 60-min workshop you’ll learn how to quickly and easily get Zoom installed on your desktop computer, tablet, or smart phone. Don’t worry, you can always download a printable step-by-step instruction sheet for later use.

You’ll also learn how to join Zoom video calls or meetings, and host your own calls and meetings. The workshop covers simple “How to’s and Tips and Tricks,” such as how to hide or disguise your video background, either by blurring or maybe using a beach background picture from your last holiday. And, remember, there’s handy printable step-by-step instruction sheets for later reference and to prompt your memory when required.

And, finally, each workshop includes plenty of opportunity for learning from others, whether you have lots of your own questions, or just want to listen to answers to other participant’s questions.

What you need to participate:

Join this Zoomies Event from your own computer or tablet. Otherwise, join with a friend on their computer, or register at your local MidCoast library to join the workshop using a library computer; library staff will help you get connected.

This is an intermediate level workshop course. You should already know how to start and end Zoom. To complete the steps in this workshop you need:

  • A recent desktop or notebook computer, tablet or smartphone with the latest updates installed
  • A working email address that you know how to use
  • A Zoom account with the Zoom app already downloaded and installed
  • To complete most steps here, you need to be part of a Zoom call, while you check and adjust your settings.

Register your interest:

Our workshops are intended for seniors aged 65 and over living on the Mid North Coast of NSW. If that's you, register for this workshop by clicking the button below. After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for joining the online Zoom workshop.



  • Monday, 13 September 2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday, 21 September 2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, 29 September 2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


This is an online Zoom event for eligible MidCoast seniors 65 and over. When you register for this event you will receive an email with a clickable link to join at the meeting date/time. If you have your own device but need further help to connect, try contacting your local MidCoast library, as staff there may be able to assist you, provided you give them sufficient warning of your intended visit.

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