How to Participate in the CAM Virtual MG
It is recommended that you do all the steps below for
Zoom and complete the setup of
Board Game Arena
as early as possible to make sure that you have all the technical capabilities
in place to effectively and successfully participate in the Virtual
The Zoom app will be needed for the social portion of the meeting and to
participate in some games, like Code Names, Dominion,
The Game of Things, and certain social deduction games.
Download the Zoom app on to the device that you’ll be using for the meeting. Ideally it should
be a device that has audio and video capabilities, and a good internet connection.
You can use a phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.
Create an account (we recommend you do not use
create your login information).
Be sure to test out the microphone and camera on your device well before the meeting.
Zoom should allow you to do a test run of your video
and audio capabilities when you first log in. Be sure to allow the Zoom app permission
to access your camera and microphone.
The Zoom MG Sign-In Info will not be released until the evening of Thursday, October 22nd.
Entering the Virtual Monthly Gathering
To sign into the Zoom Business Meeting or Monthly Gathering, click the link
provided on the
Zoom Sign-In Info page (link provided here the evening of Thursday, October 22nd),
or open your Zoom app and enter the meeting number and password (also
provided on the Zoom Sign-In Info page.
When you log on, it will prompt you to use your device audio, or call in.
If your internet connection is not good, it’s best to enter your phone number and
connect via phone.
If you’re having trouble, look to the lower right corner of your screen.
You’ll see a microphone icon , which controls your
audio feed, and a camera icon , which controls your video feed.
Click on either to temporarily stop the feed (mute or stop video) or click the little
carrot (^) next to either to modify the settings.
Please leave your microphone on mute when not actively speaking unless you’re
in a breakout room.
See the CAM Zoom FAQ.
Check out cnet.com for an explanation of some of the Zoom features like setting your background,
how to mute, as well as tips to avoid “Zoom bombing” after the
Zoom also has a lot of information on their support pages
including information about setting up your account, muting, and specifying a background.
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