At the Virtual Gathering, we will be relying on technology that some attenders may be experienced with, and some attenders totally unfamiliar. Below is a list of software and platforms we are using, along with instructions. (this list is in-progress)
Zoom is videoconferencing software that allows users to either connect in via video (using a computer, tablet, or smartphone), or call in for audio-only on a phone. If you are using Zoom from a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you need to download the Zoom app first. When you use the meeting link, you will be prompted to download it. Please make sure you have downloaded the most up-to-date version of Zoom before the Virtual Gathering begins.
Written Zoom instructions (from NEYM)
How to join a meeting - video from Zoom
How to configure your audio & video settings - video from Zoom
Zoom instructions for phone: If you are dialing in, simply dial one of the Zoom phone numbers given to you, and enter the Meeting ID number followed by #. You will likely not need a participant ID, and can skip that by pressing #. Once in the meeting, you can mute and unmute yourself by pressing *6 , and you can raise your "virtual" hand by pressing *9 More about joining by phone