While meetings can be started and scheduled from the Zoom web portal, you can also schedule/start meetings directly from the Zoom application. It is also important to access the Zoom application to set certain in-app settings, including Virtual Background, Audio/Video settings, as well as other options.

Note: The Zoom Desktop Client and Mobile App have different features than the Zoom web portal. The Zoom web portal is primarily used for changing your meeting settings and Zoom Phone settings. You can also use the web portal to customize your profile.
    • Click on the Cog wheel icon to open the Client Settings

General - Show my connected time

    • Show my connected time

      This will show generally how long the meeting has been running for, if you are the host. This is good for keeping track especially if there is a 40 minute time limit per meeting.

    • After this setting is enabled, each time you start or join a meeting or webinar, the clock displays in the meeting window, showing how much time has elapsed since you joined the meeting. The clock shows a different value for each meeting participant, depending on when they joined.

    • Note that the location of the clock is usually in the upper right corner of the meeting display. However, if you share your screen, the clock displays below the host controls.

Video - HD & Mirror

The following settings are most useful when working with a document camera.  For casual video or screen sharing they are unnecessary.
    • Enable HD

      This is especially useful to help with the clarity of the content you want to show to your students.

    • Disable "Mirror my video"

      You should turn this off otherwise the documents or other materials will be backwards.