How to Participate in Online Meetings

Zoom Instructions

Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.

You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom.


  • Each meeting has a unique 9, 10, or 11-digit number called a meeting ID that will be required to join a Zoom meeting
  • If you are joining via telephone, you will need the teleconferencing number provided in the invite.

Joining a Meeting via Telephone

  1. On your phone, dial the teleconferencing number provided in your invite.
  2. Enter the meeting ID number when prompted using your dialpad, then press the # (Pound/Hashtag) Key
  3. If you have already joined the meeting via computer, you will have the option to enter your 2-digit participant ID to be associated with your computer. If you have not joined on your computer, simply press # again when prompted to enter in your participant ID.

Joining a Meeting via Computer

  1. Open the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Join a meeting using one of these methods:
    • Click Join a Meeting if you want to join without signing in.

Zoom Login Screen

  • Sign in to Zoom then click Join.

Zoom Join Button

  1. Enter the meeting ID number and your display name.
    1. If you're signed in, change your name if you don't want your default name to appear.
    2. If you're not signed in, enter a display name.

Zoom Join a Meeting Screen

  1. Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and click Join.