Interacting online is mostly like interacting in person. You should conduct yourself as if you are all in the same room and remember body language is no longer available as a visual clue.
The following are a few zoom etiquette tips so everyone can have a productive meeting.
Tip 1. Always check your connection prior to the meeting. https://www.zoom.us/test
Tip 2. Download the client for zoom. See: Getting Started.
In the client, configure your settings (gear icon under your profile picture). Here are a few to look out for to prevent your screen from being dedicated to zoom automatically and/or if you have limited bandwidth:
Wondering why everyone is either at the beach or in San Francisco? This is how it's done! Warning, this does take processing power and complex backgrounds paired with clothing with complex prints are challenging for the software.
Tip 3. We do love your pets but not necessarily the gardener so DO set-up in a quiet, distraction-free environment.
Tip 4. Keep your microphone off. Turn on when asking a question only or in breakout session discussions.
Tip 5. For large meetings and if you are bandwidth limited, consider turning your video off. Remember to turn it off before you get up out of your chair.
Tip 7. Ask a question:
Wait to be called upon by the host before enabling your microphone.
Tip 8. When appropriate, address participants by name as you will be making eye contact with everyone at once in the meeting and we will all try to answer at the same time.
Tip 9. Did someone do a good job? You can thank them by "clap"ping (look for the more button in the Participants panel).