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How to log in to the Zoom App on your Computer or MacBook.

Click the link to download the Zoom app – https://zoom.us/download

When you open Zoom for the first time you will be prompted to sign in. Please choose “Sign In with Google”.

A new browser window will open. Select or enter your Dana Hall email account.

You will then be prompted to open the Zoom app.

You are now ready to use the Zoom app on your Computer or MacBook. You can click on your account by selecting the top right icon.

Securing Meetings with Zoom

Privacy and security are a top priority in the world today and securing our virtual classrooms should not be treated differently.

Zoom is great where it allows several options to keep your meetings secure and safe so only the people we want in our meetings can join. After you schedule a meeting, you can go into the meeting and edit the security settings.

They have options for passwords, different Meeting ID formats and to have no one allowed in the zoom chat until you, the host, joins first.

Please password protect your meetings by enabling these settings below:

For Zoom’s official security page click here

Signing into Zoom for the first time on the iPad

When you first open the Zoom app you will need to select “Sign In”

Choose “Google” as your sign in method

A Google Accounts message should appear. If you see your @danahall.org account you may choose it, if not you can select “Use another Account” and add your Dana Hall account there.

You new Zoom account will now try to merge with Dana Halls Subscription for Zoom. Simple tap “View Detail”

  1. Select “Join the Account”
  2. Select “Continue”

You are all set and ready to use Zoom!

Sidecar: Using Your iPad as a Second Display

Sidecar is a great new feature introduced in iPadOS 13 and MacOS Catalina (10.15) that gives you the opportunity to use your iPad as a secondary display.

To enable sidecar, go to “System Preferences”, select the “Sidecar” icon and choose the device you would like to connect. You can choose to have the secondary device act as your right or left display.

After you enable Sidecar, you can even use an Apple TV as an additional display. The device that you are connected to requires the same Apple ID. If it is different, your computer will not find it.

Add Zoom Extension to Chrome

To add Zoom as an extension to your browser, go to the link zoom.us/download.

Once you reach the site, scroll down until you find the “Extensions for Browsers” Section.

After you click the extension for chrome, you will be brought to a page to install the extension.

From there the extension will give you the option to “Schedule a Meeting” for a later date or “Start a Meeting” which will begin one instantly with whoever you’d like.

For further assistance with actually scheduling a meeting, attached is a great video from the Zoom support page. Click Here

Which Charging Cable Do I Need?

The newer Macbook Pros some of us are using, requires the newer USB-C charging cable. It is a multi purpose port that can charge and run data cables through.

If needed, you can buy an extra one click here

The older model Macbook Airs and Pros use the previous generation of charger, Magsafe 2.

If needed, you can buy an extra one click here

The iPads that we are using require a lightning charging cable and a 12W Power adapter. The small adapter that comes with a typical iPhone will not charge the ipad properly as they do not produce enough power.

If you need to purchase an extra lightning cable, click here

If you need to purchase an extra USB power adapter, click here

Chromebooks use a DC connector power adapter.

If you need to purchase an extra power adapter, click here

Google Meet

For more information about Google Meets: Click here

*** Audio Settings *** Updated 3/13/2020.

When using your Apple computer, go to your Systems Preferences > Sound. From there, choose the Input tab. Here you can adjust the sensitivity settings of your laptop’s built-in microphone.
See this article: https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/control-access-to-your-microphone-on-mac-mchla1b1e1fe/mac

Once you’ve adjusted your computer’s microphone, you can also adjust the audio settings within the Google Meet interface.
See this article: https://support.google.com/meet/answer/9302964?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en