You must download and install Zoom on your device (computer, phone, tablet). It is very simple – you will be prompted to download when you click on a Zoom invitation link. You do not have to create a Zoom account/login. You can get your Zoom set up and ready to go well in advance of Commencement – as soon as you receive any Zoom invitation, including our Commencement invitation. Download and setup should take less than 10 minutes. There are some brief installation instructions below that you may want to read if you are less familiar with software installs. If you’d prefer to see how set up works, this ~8-minute video tutorial will walk you through your first Zoom meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0E
On June 11th, just click the link in your Earth Sciences Commencement Celebration invitation to join us! We will have a department slideshow starting at Noon until about 12:10 pm so don’t panic if you are having any trouble.
Installing Zoom on a smartphone:
There are official free apps available for iOS and Android. Look in the App Store on your iOS device or Google Play Store for an Android device and search for “Zoom Cloud Meetings”. Alternatively, you can find links at the bottom of the Zoom website: https://zoom.us/ under the Download heading.
Installing Zoom on Your Computer:
Mac users note: If you are installing Zoom on MacOS 10.14 Mojave or MacOS 10.15 Catalina, your OS will ask for permissions to allow Zoom to operate correctly. Refer to Zoom’s article, “Using Zoom with MacOS,” to ensure the needed permissions are enabled.
- Go to the Zoom website: https://zoom.us/download, or simply click on the Commencement invitation link.
- The installer appropriate for your operating system will begin downloading
- Once the download is complete, run the installer and walk through the installation steps. During the installation, you will want to give Zoom access to your device microphone and camera – you are able to turn those off later, but it is harder to set them up if you deny permissions during installation.
If you are having a lot of trouble with Zoom, I recommend asking your graduate for help – they can set up a test Zoom meeting with you in advance of the ceremony! You may contact Marla via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for technical support also. Disclaimer – she wrote this, and is definitely no Zoom or computer expert, but has managed to help her own parents set up Zoom.