Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the Download link for the browser you’re using, either Chrome or Firefox A download page for the extension or plug-in will open in a new tab.
Add Zoom to your browser:
For Firefox, click the + Add to Firefox button. A dialog box may open that asks you to confirm whether you want to add Zoom; click Yes if it does. Once Zoom has been added to your browser, a confirmation dialog box will appear.
For Chrome, click the + Add to Chrome button. A dialog box asking you to confirm that you want to add “Zoom Scheduler” will open; click the Add extension button. The dialog box will close, and once Zoom has been added to your browser, a confirm dialog box will appear.
Other boxes may appear that you have to accept depending on your browser version.
Click the Allow button if you are asked to accept a connection between your maine.edu account and Zoom.
If for some reason these instructions do not work, see Zoom’s official instructions for installing their browser extensions at the Zoom Help Center.
3. Join the Zoom meeting you just created. You will be the only participant. Make sure you’re the host and signed in to Zoom.
Make Sure You're the Host and Sign In
Click the Participants icon in Zoom.
A window will open that lists all meeting attendees.
Next to your name, it will say “Host”
If it does not say host, go to the bottom of the participants window where can click the “Claim Host”.
A new pop up window will appear. Here, you can click “login to claim host”.
On the next pop-up window, choose to sign in with Google which is connected to your maine.edu ID.
Once that’s done, you should see that (Host) appears next to your name in the Zoom participants window.
4. Click Share Screen. Be sure to click “Optimize for Video” and “Share Computer Sound”
Sharing Your Screen
Click the green Share Screen button at the bottom of your Zoom window.
When the window appears, you have the option of sharing your entire desktop, a whiteboard, and the different windows you have open on your desktop. First, check “Share computer sound” and “Optimize Screen Share for Video Clip”
Then choose what you want to share by clicking on the icon of the screen. Be sure to choose the window rather than the entire desktop, unless you want your students to see the entire desktop.
Then click the blue share button. Once you’ve begun sharing, you should see a green outline of the window you are sharing.
Also, notice that the menu that was at the bottom of the Zoom screen is now at the top. Underneath that menu you will see a green bar that says “You are Screen Sharing.” Right next to it, you see a red button that says, Stop Share.
On this menu, you can see that you can also pause your screen share, start a new share, or annotate the share. Your students can also annotate your screen share, but this is something you can prevent in your settings. See www.maine.zoom.us/profile/setting
5. Begin Recording.
Record Your Lecture
Click the record button on the Zoom menu bar.
When the option appears to record to this computer or record to the cloud, record to the cloud.
6. Now that you’re recording, begin your presentation. For optimal results, try to break your lecture into 5-10 minute chunks by topic.
7. When you are finished, stop the recording.
8. When Zoom has completed the processing of your video, you will receive an email.