Getting Ready to Zoom

Whether you are planning on teaching online, adding interactivity to your face to face course, or just want to check out video conferencing, this lesson will help you to activate your Zoom account, download the client app, schedule/manage meetings, and tell you how to get support.

Step 1: Activating and Installing Zoom

Watch this video for information on how to get started using Zoom.

Practical Application

Personalize your Zoom settings to prepare for your first facilitation.

  1. Log into your zoom account at
  2. Upload an image for your profile in your profile settings.
  3. Explore the settings menu and customize in the manner that works best for your needs.

The first concepts of video conferencing were developed in the 1870s, as part of an extension of audio devices. The first actual developments of the video telephone began in the late 1920s with the AT&T company Bell Labs and John Logie Baird. AT&T experimented with video phones in 1927. (Business Matters,