A lot of us have been using Zoom since the pandemic hit. The ability to see each other is the primary reason the 25th Anniversary Steering Committee chose Zoom as the platform for our events.
Here are a few tips for how to use Zoom.
First, click on the Zoom link found in your invitation. You will be joined to the meeting by the organizer.
There are two ways to view the meeting. One is using Active Speaker Mode. This view automatically enlarges the box containing the person who is speaking. The other is Gallery Mode. This view shows all participants and a yellow outline will appear around the box of the speaker.
To switch views move your mouse to the upper-right corner of the window. There will be an icon that looks like squares or an outlined square depending on which mode you are already in. Click on that icon and you will switch to the opposite view. This will only affect what you see on your screen … everyone controls their own viewpoints.
If you are using an iPad, tap the screen and the icon for view modes will appear in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Tap the icon to switch between views.
From a smartphone, you will not have an icon to click. To switch views, swipe the entire screen to the left (place your finger in the center of your screen and swipe left) and you will move to a new view. Depending on the size of your screen and how many people are in the call you may not be able to see everyone at once.
For purposes of our events, I recommend you remain in Gallery View so you can see as many of your friends and fellow parishioners as possible!
By default, everyone is muted so inadvertent sounds don’t interfere with the program. Even though you won’t be heard, everyone will be able to see you, so remember to wear your 25th Anniversary buttons and wave at your friends.