Zoom Tips & Best Practices

Improving Your Zoom Connection

  • Use the best Internet connection you have

    • WiFi connections are more reliable than 3G/4G/LTE/Hotspots. Make sure you're connected to the correct WiFi network before joining a Zoom meeting.

  • Mute your microphone when you don't need it

    • Prevents feedback from background noise from your surroundings.

    • Allows Zooms to use your Internet connection in more important areas, rather than maintaining an audio stream that you are not using.

  • Disable HD webcam video

    • Using High Definition (HD) video requires a stronger internet connection and uses more bandwidth than using standard video.

    • You can disable this feature in the "Video" tab under Settings.

  • Stop your video when you don't need it

    • If you are a student, make sure your professor is okay with this before you turn off your video.

    • This allows Zoom to use your internet connection in more important areas, rather than maintaining your video feed.

  • Close applications you do not need for the meeting

    • Close out of unneeded applications and tabs that you are not using for the meeting.

    • Avoid large downloads or uploads or video streaming sites. They take up a lot of connection usage and will slow down your Zoom meeting.

  • Communicate with the host of the meeting

    • If you are in an area with unreliable internet connection, talk to your instructor and let them know it may be a potential issue BEFORE you join the Zoom call.

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Article ID: 133842
Created
Thu 8/12/21 8:46 AM
Modified
Mon 8/30/21 2:48 PM