Edmonton & District Quilters' Guild (EDQG)

Virtual Meeting Information and Helpful Tips

 If you're new to Zoom, here's what to expect.


  1. Once you click on the invitation link, you will follow a series of prompts. If this is your first time on Zoom, there may first be a prompt inviting you to download a Zoom application to your computer or cellphone. This should only take a few seconds. After that, YES, you want to join the Zoom meeting, and YES, you want to use your computer audio to participate.

  2. Next, you'll see a screen on which, one by one, familiar faces will start to appear with their names under their picture. It's a bit like looking at Hollywood Squares or the Brady Bunch opening sequence. You can view all of the faces by clicking on the blue arrow to the right of the faces and scrolling through the group, or you can click on "Gallery" (the little box composed of cubes in the top RH corner) and see everyone all at the same time.

  3. At the bottom of your Zoom screen, you'll see a task bar. If you allow your cursor to hover over it, you'll see, from left to right, an option to mute or unmute your microphone and to stop or continue the video from your personal screen (i.e. you can hide if you're having a bad hair day!) During the Zoom time, if you're not speaking, it's wise to mute your personal mic, if only because then it keeps us all from hearing your cat, your dishwasher, and your cuckoo clock in the background of the call. When you want to chime in again, simply unmute your mic.

  4. There is a Chat function on Zoom! If you click on "chat" in the middle of the task bar at the bottom of the Zoom screen, a narrow pale screen will appear to the right of the Zoom screen. You'll see a little box at the bottom of the pale screen where you can type in comments. You can send those comments to "everyone" = all the folks who have appeared for the Zoom time, or you can scroll down a list within that comments area and find a particular friend to whom to send a private message. That message will only appear on your screen and the other person’s screen.

  5. If, during the call you receive a message onscreen that says "your internet connection is unstable" (it happens), then consider turning off your personal video in order to use less bandwidth and stabilize your connection. You'll still be able to see and hear everyone else.


Thank you to Brandis Purcell for this helpful information.


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