- If you have earphones with a built in microphone – anyone with a smartphone should have one! – these are preferred as they filter out background noises, ensure clear audio on both sides and keeps your hands free.
- Please be extra mindful that you don’t knock the microphone as you move!!!
- Ensure the microphone and speakers are at a good distance away from each other. Generally half a metre apart and facing away from each other.
- eg. place the microphone behind speakers or positions the speakers facing away from the microphone so sound doesn’t travel back into the microphone.
- Update your software – the latest version of Zoom. After updating, reboot the system by turning off the computer, waiting 20 seconds, turn on and starting the session up. Avoid opening too many windows and programs.
- Good reception to avoid drop outs – avoid wireless and use landline connections if possible.
- Double check there is only one microphone used for each computer.
- ie. some webcams come with an in-built microphone
- Run a test for call quality before joining a session.
- Keep your phone at a distance from the microphone and speakers.
- Avoid turning your volume up too high – this can be picked up from other computers and played back.
Don’t want to download Zoom on your computer? You don’t need to!
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