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Zoom ‘Best Practices’

  • Be sure the computer or device you are using to connect to the session has a webcam, microphone, and speakers connected to it.

  • Connect with a reliable high-speed Internet connection, using a hard-wired connection if available.*

  • Choose a location that is quiet with little background noise and no other people around to distract you.

  • Do not sit in front of a window or bright source of light.

  • When you join the session you will see the following window:


  • Click the link to test that the correct microphone and speakers are selected and that both are working properly.

  • You can then click to ‘Join Audio Conference by Computer.’


  • Once you’ve joined a Zoom session, move your mouse over the lower edge of the window to check whether your microphone is open or muted.  Your mic needs to be open when talking, but if you are not actively speaking you may want to consider muting your mic if you anticipate background noise. (Click the microphone icon to mute or unmute as needed.)


*If you are connecting using a Lehigh wifi connection, please be sure to use the regular ‘Lehigh’ network, not ‘Lehigh-guest.’

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