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How can I get good quality audio and video in Zoom?

Tips for Zoom meeting hosts

Use these tips when leading / setting up a meeting on zoom:

  1. Set participants to be muted on entry
    See: Managing Participants in a Meeting
  2. Ask students to raise their hand so you can call on them in turn.
    See: Attendee Controls in a Meeting
  3. If you are getting excessive reverb, static, or background noise: 'mute all', then have students un-mute one at a time, or you can unmute them.
    See: How to mute all and un-mute all
  4. You can ask students to use the chat if their audio is problematic:
    See: Using Zoom Chat During a Meeting (aka Webinar Chat)

Tips for Zoom meeting participants

Following these steps can optimize your audio on video experience when using Zoom —

Share these tips with all Zoom meeting participants

  1. Use headphones with a built in mic, attached to your computer or mobile device
    See: What equipment do I need to use Zoom?
  2. Mute your audio when you're not actively speaking
    See: Attendee Controls in a Meeting
  3. Use the chat if you are having audio issues or you are muted by the host/instructor
    See: Using Zoom Chat During a Meeting (aka Webinar Chat)
  4. Turn off your webcam if you are experiencing lag (broken up audio or video), or if others can't hear you.
    See: Attendee Controls in a Meeting
  5. If you are muted, raise your hand to ask to speak (the Raise Hand button at the bottom of the Participants window)
    See: Attendee Controls in a Meeting