SCA New York Video Meeting Instructions
Before you begin:
We are using Zoom for our video meetings. Although you can use various devices with Zoom, we strongly recommend that you use your computer to participate in this video meeting.
Please make sure you have a good Internet connection. Video takes a lot of bandwidth to work well.
If you have downloaded and used Zoom in the past, you may want to re-download and install the software to ensure you are using the latest version by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/download
The current version's screenshot is below:
Enter our video meeting by clicking on the following URL:
Click on the "Participants" list to see all participants in the room and to also change your name to First Name and Last Initial (i.e. "Mike S."):
If your video is not displaying, click on the "Show Video" button on the controls to start sharing your video. Moving the mouse toward the bottom of the screen usually brings up the controls. Feel free to "Unmute" yourself until the meeting begins. All participants - except the person recognized to speak - will be muted during the structured meeting:
A few other tips:
Please stay in "Gallery View" to see all video participants in the room.
When you are asked to speak, click on "Unmute" and then begin speaking. When you are done, please click on "Mute" to silence your microphone again.
You will want to click on the to right/top part of the screen to enter "Gallery View" -- when you are in Gallery View, it will actually say "Speaker View" to indicate that clicking on that would change you over to "Speaker View." It's a little counter-intuitive. You will know you are in the correct mode when it says "Speaker View." See below:
Right now, all of these services are strained to capacity as the world turned virtual practically overnight. All of these services rely on a handful of providers for bandwidth and it's common right now to experience video glitches and other problems.
We ask for your patience and understanding in advance if there are any technical issues that make the video meeting experience challenging. We are all learning to navigate in this new environment, and although there are technical issues we will likely face as meet this way, we still want to give it a try. We want to do our best to facilitate connection and fellowship in service of our collective recovery.
Yours In Service,