We know that a number of you have already learnt to make use of Zoom throughout the lockdown to keep in touch with family and friends. However, using Zoom to listen to a lecture is a little different from that informal style of meeting, as you are not expected to participate!

Here’s how it works:

An invitation with the meeting connection details will be sent out two days before the lecture takes place.

For those of you unable to view the lecture live, a recording will be available for 7 days afterwards.  We will advise you of the location soon after the meeting.

                           Advice for the Zoom Lecture Session

You don’t need to sign up to Zoom or create an account, but you do need to download the Zoom app and/or add the Zoom address to your favourites. If you are new to this it would be good if you can get your friends and family to help get started.

You are encouraged to download the app well in advance of the lecture.

Should you have any difficulties in downloading and opening Zoom please get in touch by email at theartshe@gmail.com and one of us will call you and help to get you started.

Unlike normal Zoom sessions, when you join the lecture session you will not be able to use your microphone or video. It’s really important to stress that you should NOT turn these back on as everybody will be able to hear/see you, and it would interrupt the lecture.     

When you join the session, you should agree to ‘Join with Audio’. This is a standard setting so that you can hear the lecture. The phrase can be slightly different depending on the device you are using (e.g. ‘join with computer audio’ or ‘call using internet audio’). If you can see the introductory slides similar to those shown below, you have joined successfully.

You will be able to see the lecturer in the Speaker’s Video Box throughout the lecture, so that you will not just hear a disembodied voice talking over the slides. You can turn this feature off if you wish and you can also move the video box around your screen. You can post questions in the Chat Box throughout the lecture but the lecturer will not look at them until the end of the lecture. 


That’s the basics and will mean you get to see the lecture.


Return to Programme

Zoom advice video Zoom advice video 1