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Student Guide to Zoom: Zoom Meeting Features

Student guide to using Zoom

Sharing My Screen on Zoom

How do I share my screen with group members or my professor?

When you are meeting with others using the desktop app, you can share your screen.

  1. Click Share Screen from the bottom menu.
  2. Choose to share your entire screen, a whiteboard, or a specific application.
  3. Click Share.


Read more info here: Sharing your screen

Annotating within Zoom

How do I demonstrate something on the screen?

  1. When viewing a shared screen, click Annotate at the top of the window.
  2. Add text, draw, etc. on the screen.

Tip: you can annotate on your own shared screen or on a screen shared by another group member.


Read more info here: Using annotation tools on a shared screen or whiteboard.

Recording a Zoom Meeting

How do I record a meeting?

  1. Click Record at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Select Record to the Cloud
  3. Press the Stop button in the top left to end recording.

Note: Zoom will email you when your recording is ready. It may take time. 


Read more info here:

Sharing a Zoom Recording

How do I share a meeting I recorded to the cloud?

  1. Sign in to the Zoom website.
  2. Click Recordings.
  3. Locate the meeting you want to share; click Share.
  4. Copy the recording link; paste the link in an email to the other participant(s) in the meeting.


Read more info here:

Adding a Poll in Zoom Meeting

How do I add a poll?

If you are the host of a meeting, you can set up a poll for your group. 

  1. Sign in to the Zoom website.
  2. Click Meetings and click to open the meeting you want.
  3. Scroll down to the Poll section and click Add.
  4. Add your question and answers and click Save.
  5. Start your meeting in the desktop app.
  6. Click Polls and then Launch Poll. Participants will see your poll.


Read more info here: Polling for Meetings.

Record Zoom Meeting to the Cloud Video