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Online Zoom Meetings
Teachers will provide students with a link to join online meetings. The following security settings have been added by RCS for student safety.
  • Student will wait in a "waiting room" until the instructor arrives
  • Private Chat is disabled
  • Student cameras will be turned off when students join with the option to turn on
  • Teachers can mute and turn off student camera

Joining a Zoom Meeting as Authorized Attendee Student Directions 

Step 1: 

You will see this popup if the meeting requires authorization. Select Sign in to Join 

zoom log in

Step 2:  

Select Sign in with SSO 

sign in with sso

Step 3:  

Sign In with SSO 

Enter rcschools at the Company Domain 

sign in with sso

Step 4: 

Sign in using your full email address 

Microsoft Sign In
This video demonstrates how to join a Zoom Meeting. Students will not have the join with video option on entry but can turn on cameras once the meeting is started by the teacher.
How to join a Class/Meeting
Option 1: Join via meeting URL provided by the teacher
Open the email, newsletter, calendar invite, or other communication that contains a link to the prescheduled meeting and click the URL to join the Zoom Meeting.
Option 2: Join through desktop client using the Meeting ID.
• Open the Zoom desktop app.
• Click on the Home Button.
• Click Join and type in the provided Meeting ID and your name.
Join Zoom
Option 3: Join using the Web client/browser.
Once you’re in the meeting, you may choose to connect audio in three different ways:
• Using computer audio (recommended).
• Dialing into a conference bridge from your phone (paid account).
• Have Zoom call you by entering your phone number and your meeting will call your phone (paid account).
- Comprehensive Guide to Educating Through Zoom | April 2020
Best Practices while in a Class/Meeting
  • Try to join the call at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled call.
  • Sign in to the Zoom desktop client and stay signed in.
  • Check your internet speed. If you're on free wifi you may need to keep your camera off to improve quality.
  • Turn your camera on and have your camera at eye level.
  • Stay muted unless you're talking to reduce background noise.
  • Make sure you sit in a well lit and quiet place.
  • Be mindful of what's going on behind you. Think about having a solid wall behind you or turning on the virtual background.
- Comprehensive Guide to Educating Through Zoom | April 2020