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Additional Service

  • Hosting a larger meeting (51-100)
  • Obtain or setup a webcam
  • Request advanced equipment
  • Please contact the Tarleton Help Desk:

Zoom Video Conferencing

ZOOM is Tarleton’s video conferencing service All Faculty and Staff members already have a ZOOM account. Just click Sign In at, and you will see the familiar NTNET page.

How Zoom Works

  • Zoom works with your desktop computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • The ZOOM app will download when you participate in a meeting.
  • Meetings can be organized for up to 50 individuals.
  • There are no time limits on meeting times.

Zoom Netiquette

Before the Meeting

  • Control video and audio quality. Invest in a quality webcam and microphone headset. Additionally, hold meetings in quiet, indoor locations to control ambient noise.
  • Don’t sit directly in front of a bright light, such as, a sunny window because you will appear as a shadowy figure. Try to provide a clean, plain background.
  • Practice using Zoom prior to your first meeting. Zoom is very easy to use, but learning how to share your desktop, mute/unmute, and exploring other features with the help of colleagues will increase your confidence using the software.
  • Practice speaking to the camera and not the screen. Our tendency is to look at the person on the screen, but you should look at the camera when you speak so the audience feels like you’re talking directly to them.

During the Meeting

  • Mute the microphone when not speaking.
  • Be careful when sharing your desktop. You don’t want your personal email or private university documents to be accidently displayed.
  • Remember the chat feature. If you or a member of your meeting is experiencing audio problems this may be the only means to communicate and troubleshoot to solve the issue.
  • You are being watched; remember, you are on camera. Exaggerated movements such as stretching, yawning, or fidgeting are distracting to the audience and can be disruptive to the speaker. Try to stay still and be attentive.

After the Meeting

  • Remember to close the Zoom meeting and sign out.
  • If you recorded the meeting – Allow Zoom to process the video prior to logging out.

For more information, refer to Zoom's Netiquette Blog.

  1. Visit Zoom
  2. In the top right corner of the screen, select Join a Meeting
  3. Enter the meeting ID number provide by the meeting host
  4. Accept any Zoom launcher pop-ups