American Sign Language- Zoom 101 instructions for Android Mobile Devices

Interpretation by James Smith, Certified Deaf Interpreter

How to Install Zoom on a Android mobile devices

Video by James Smith, Certified Deaf Interpreter
Transcript by Julie K Balassa, Certified Hearing Interpreter

Hello. I’m James Smith. This is my name sign. I am going to teach you how to install and use Zoom on your Android mobile phone. I will show you the whole process. Ready?

This is Google Play. Look for this icon on your phone. When you find it, tap it. When Google Pay opens, you will see this screen. Tap “Apps” at the bottom. When Apps opens, type “Zoom Meeting” into the search field at the top. After you tap Zoom Meeting, you will see a list of Zoom apps. Look for “Zoom Cloud Meetings”. When you find it, tap it.

When Zoom Cloud Meetings opens, you will see a green bar with the word “Install”. When you tap Install, the Zoom app will start to download to your phone, but you have to give permission for the download. When you see this screen, tap “ACCEPT in the green bar at the bottom. That will give permission for the Zoom app to be installed on your phone and will start the download and installation process.

Once Zoom is installed, you will see this screen. Tap the green bar with the word “Open”. When you tap Open, you will see the Zoom app on your phone’s screen. Tap “Sign In”. I circled it for you. Do NOT tap the two options at the bottom, “Sign Up” and Join a Meeting”.

The people who invited you to join a Zoom meeting will give you the Meeting ID and Passcode (same as Password). Type the Meeting ID they gave you into the Meeting ID field. “Screen Name” is your name. For example, I would type James Smith. Then tap “Join”. That means that you will join the meeting.

Next, type the passcode they gave you where it says, “Please enter your meeting passcode”. The passcode might be numbers and/or letters. Be very careful that the passcode you type is exactly the same as the passcode they gave you. Pay attention to capital letters and lower-case letters because the passcode is case sensitive. You might have to double-check that the passcode you entered is exactly the same as the passcode they gave you. Then tap “Continue”. Now you’re in the meeting.

Notice that your camera is off. You can tell because the camera icon has a red line across it. When you tap the camera icon, your camera will turn on.

It’s best to have your phone in landscape mode, not portrait mode. If your phone is in portrait mode, your picture and signs will be too small. In landscape mode, your picture is wider, you have more room to sign, and you and the interpreter can see each other better.

When the meeting is finished, tap the camera icon again to turn your camera off, for your privacy. Otherwise, other people in the Zoom meeting can still see you. Then tap the red “Leave” at the top. You will leave the meeting and the Zoom app will close.

If you are not sure how to use the Zoom app or you have any problems with it, contact me.

I’m always happy to help you to install and use the Zoom app on your mobile phone.

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