It’s easy to use, but we want to make sure your experiences at the Virtual Guild Meeting and Workshop are successful. If you've never used Zoom, see Joining Zoom for the First Time.
Device. For the best experience, we recommend you use the largest screen you have. It will be the best front row seat you’ve ever had at a guild meeting. While Zoom certainly works on phones, it will be a smaller screen and will feel more like you’re sitting toward the back of the room. If you're on a phone or tablet, turn it to landscape mode to move into a middle row.
Connection. Use the best Internet connection you can. See this article for technical details. (https://wiki.millersville.edu/display/instructdocs/Improving+your+Zoom+connection)
Lighting. Try to have lighting low in front of you so that your face is well lit. Overhead lights will cast shadows on your face.
Camera. Have your camera close to or slightly above eye level. If you are using a laptop you may wish to set it on top of books or boxes.
Earbuds. It can be helpful for those who are attending if you use headphones or earbuds—this helps to eliminate background noise and distractions.
Background. Prep the background that will be visible behind you--let’s see lots of favorite quilts!
And here's a video that shows how some of these affect your set up—it's especially good to see how different light affects how you look: How to Look Good on Zoom.
Be sure to also see the post Finding Your Way Around Zoom.