Zoom Hosting Instructions

This document covers how to start and Host a Zoom meeting. Please follow these links to learn more about:
Check your Audio Settings: at the bottom left corner of the Zoom app, click the up arrow on the Microphone icon to choose from all available Microphone and Speaker options on your system (These options will vary depending on your specific setup).
  1. Once you have selected the Microphone you wish to use, you can see if it works by looking at the Microphone icon. If you talk and see a green meter, then you have audio
    1. By clicking on this icon, you can mute and unmute yourself as needed during the meeting.
  2. For more information on our recommended Audio and Video settings in the classrooms, please see
    1. : click on the participants icon to Mute, Unmute, Edit Names, or even remove a participant from the meeting.
      : you can text chat, share links, and even share files with individuals or even the entire group in your meeting by clicking on the Chat icon. Individuals by default can also have private conversations without the host during the meeting.
      1. It is advised that you do not completely disable text chats, should the participant have technical issues with their mic or camera.
    2. It is important to note and to let participants know if you are recording the meeting the Host will receive a full transcript of all Chats (Including private chats the host was not included in) once the meeting ends.
      : To share your screen or an individual program, simply click this icon and choose the option that is right for your needs.
      : by default (if you have a Missouri Western issued Zoom account) only the Host can record. Participants can request the host give them access to record on their end. All Zoom recordings are saved to the local machine the Host is using.
      : Breakout Rooms are a great way to have group discussions or individual meetings within a larger Zoom meeting.
      :When you have completed your Zoom Meeting, simply click the “End” icon and “End Meeting for All”
      1. If you recorded this meeting, now is when you will see the Recording processing menu. 
        1. If on a laptop, do not close the lid until this is complete. If you close the lid early, your video may be lost.
        2. If on a desktop, do not log off until this is complete. If you close the lid early, your video may be lost.

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