Learning Zoom | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Learning Zoom

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Read the notes below and then register in the yellow area below.
As you may have heard, the Osher Marin JCC is hosting lots of activities via Zoom. You may also use Zoom for your own communications with friends and family.

We think you'll want to know how to use Zoom, so we’ve created some resources to teach you.

First, what is it?
Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool that allows users to meet online, with or without video. You can use it to see and chat with one or more friends online or even to attend a lecture or class while at home.

The basic service is free.
Getting started
Before joining a class or any meeting via Zoom, the software must be installed and an account set up.

Beyond that, there are some basic skills that are either needed or helpful, and they are very easy to acquire. To that end, we are creating step-by-step Learning Zoom manuals for you. So far, three are ready.

STEP ONE: Please download these Learning Zoom manuals

1-A) Download/Install the App & Account Set-Up Click here

1-B) Log-on/Log-off Click here

2) Join a Meeting Click here

3) Attend a Meeting Click here

4) Create Your Meeting Click here

5) Invite Other to Your Meeting Click here

6) Start Your Meeting Click here

Feel free to share our manuals with others in your world with whom you may want to "meet" on Zoom.

FYI, we are working on more manuals for advanced Zoom usage; they will come later.

After reading and using Manual #1 to download/install Zoom onto your computer, please read through Manuals 2 & 3. Then, you will be ready for one of our free, online practice sessions!   
STEP TWO: Register for a Free "Learning Zoom" Practice Forum
Danielle Vierra, Program Manager of our Kurland Center for Adult Learning & Living, is hosting our free, live, online sessions to review of skills taught in our Zoom manuals and hold an open forum to ask focused questions about using Zoom. Feel free to repeat a session if you'd like additional practice.
To Register for a "Practice Forum" on:
Basic Skills

Mon, Jan 4: 10-11am, click here. 
Mon, Jan 11: 10-11am, click here. 

Mon, Jan 18: 10-11am, click here. 

Mon, Jan 25: 10-11am, click here. 

Times listed are Pacific Standard Time (PST)  

Mon, Jan 4: 1-2pm, click here.  

Mon, Jan 11: 1-2pm, click here. 

Mon, Jan 18: 1-2pm, click here. 

Times listed are Pacific Standard Time (PST)  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
There's no need to spend the full hour in the session. Please come at the beginning but leave when you like.
Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first served basis. If demand is high, we will add more sessions.
Additional Information
Previous Issues
Zoom is being used by countless companies and universities; however, we do want you to know there have been some issues:

Zoom-Bombing, click here

Privacy & the CEO's reply, click here
Of course, we only want you to join Zoom if you feel comfortable with it despite the previous security issues.

If you'd rather not use Zoom, no worries! Most of all, we just hope you are well, connecting with others in a way that feels right for you, and taking good care of yourself (which usually includes social interaction of some sort).
LIVE and Pre-recorded Group Fitness Classes
Be a part of our Virtual Health & Fitness world! Take free, live group fitness classes such a yoga, Zumba, senior fitness, meditation, and more. These live classes require Zoom.
No Zoom? No problem! Pre-recorded video workouts are also available. Choose from QiQong, kickboxing, yoga and more!

For live and pre-recorded classes, visit www.marinjcc.org/virtualworkouts
We'll see you online!