Especially during this time of social distancing and the closing of the Kendal Center, residents and administration will be using Zoom Meetings for meetings and events which previously occurred in the Auditorium. The Zoom account management for Kendal is the responsibility of the Communications Committee, a standing committee of the Board of the Kendal Residents Association (KRA).
Kendal Committees and KCC Administration wishing to schedule a Zoom event can use the Zoom Host Request Form
There are too many resources available to help you learn Zoom! Here are our favorites. Feel free to share others with us. First, define your goal:
Goal: “I want to attend a meeting, a party, or a conversation on Zoom and don’t know how to begin…”
- Newly Revised: Basic Instructions for Joining a Zoom Meeting.
- An 8-minute You-tube videotape with illustrations and a soft-spoken speaker
- Where is the link I need? The link is also known as the Zoom Invitation. Each Zoom invitation will be found within the Featured Event posting on the website, on a password-protected page. The password is the one used to access the Phone/Email Directory. All upcoming Zoom events and recent posts relevant to Zoom will be found on this page’s sidebar.
- How to look your best on Zoom, a short video with tips on lighting and position.
- Help to find the blue hand, or the applause, mute button, etc. Great to print out just before a meeting and keep beside your computer.
Goal: “I want to schedule a meeting, a party, or a conversation on Zoom…”
- Information about the Kendal/KCC Zoom license
- Communication Committee Guidelines for Zoom Meetings (includes a link to the form to request a KCC-licensed Host)
- A short video, with illustrations to help Beginners Hosting a Meeting
- PowerPoint from Training: How to Host a Zoom Meeting
Goal: “I want to update my Zoom software on my laptop or desktop computer …”
See these instructions. The screen shots are from a Windows 10 Computer, but they look very much like the would look on MacOS. Note that if you use a phone or tablet, you update through the appropriate app store. Note that you should be set for automatic upgrades, if that is a possibility on your device.
Goal: “I need someone to help me, one-on-one…”
- Use the Zoom Host Request Form to tell us more about what you need (be sure to include information about your device: iPhone, PC computer, Mac, etc). We will match you up with a resident volunteer.
Worried about security? Several excellent articles provide some information. You will notice that KRA Zoom Meetings include protection of the meeting information, a meeting password, and a variety of security measures that help minimize the danger of Zoombombers. While we cannot guarantee freedom from Zoombombers, we have taken measures to prevent them. Here are some recent articles about safe Zoom meetings.
From 4/8/2020 York times: “Zoom Privacy – Lessons” (Thanks to John Hale)