Getting Started as a Participant (Technical Requirements)
Please note: not all courses use Zoom online classrooms; this guide is not applicable to all students. For information on your classes, such as when they start or if they are recorded, you will need to contact your School or Faculty, as course structures vary across faculties.
Zoom is a 'virtual' classroom, where you can interact with other students and teachers online via audio and video, sharing documents, breaking into small groups and collaborating together.
The student does not require to own a Zoom account to be able to join the virtual classroom.
To participate, you will need:
Preferably a day or two in advance of your class, test and set up your device. This needs to be checked again if you use a different computer or apply updates to your computer.
If you are using Zoom for the first time, or for the first time on a particular computer, you will need to:
- enter the test classroom at https://zoom.us/test
When joining a Zoom meeting for the first time you will need to follow the prompts to download and install the Zoom Client software. Alternatively, you can download the Zoom Client Software directly from the Zoom website: https://zoom.us/support/download
Please make sure you leave enough time to enter your classroom 15 minutes before the session starts for the first time.
Step 1. Go to your unit’s space. Click on your tutorial class group’s “Zoom” link.
Step 2. If the Zoom meeting lesson will start soon or has already started, you will see a “Join meeting” button. When you are ready to join the lesson, click “Join Meeting” and the Zoom meeting window will open. If you do not see the “Join Meeting” button, review the “Start time” and try again closer to the meeting’s start time.
Below are a few videos which you may find helpful when first starting to use Zoom:
NB: These videos do not reflect excat Navitas protocol.
If you have any questions , please contact the IT Help Desk, and we can walk you through setting up your computer or troubleshooting.
Phone: (02) 9964 6322
Hours of Operation: 8am-7pm, Monday-Friday
For out-of-hours support, first try Zoom's "getting started" webpage but if you cannot find a solution, there is a button in the bottom right corner for consulting with Zoom's online chat technical support. The button looks like this: