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Article SummaryThis article explains how to create an impromptu meeting when you do not already have a meeting ID. This option allows you to instantly start a video conference where you are the host, and you can invite participants who are internal or external to the college on an ad hoc basis.
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Use this procedure to create an impromptu meeting when you do not already have a meeting ID. This option allows you to instantly start a video conference where you are the host, and you can invite participants who are internal or external to the college on an ad hoc basis. 

1    Select Meet Now from the Zoom console’s sidebar icons. 

Screenshot of the Meet screen

2    Select the green Meet Now button to immediately start a meeting and generate a Meeting ID for the meeting.

The Meeting ID is displayed at the top of the meeting screen on the Zoom console.

Screenshot of the Meeting ID

Invite Additional Participants

You can invite additional participants using their contact information, email, or phone number using the Invite button. When you select Invite, the Invite screen opens. An example of the Invite screen with the Invite by Email option selected is shown below.

Screenshot of invite by email

3    From the Invite screen you can:
  • Select Invite by Contacts from the top of the screen. To invite by contact, search for a contact, then select the contact and select the Invite button.
  • Select Invite by Email from the top of the screen, enter the email address, and select Send Invitation. An invitation with the meeting ID and connection information is sent.
  • Select Invite by Phone from the top of the screen. On the dialpad that appears, dial 9 (to dial out from the college) and the phone number of the person you want to invite. Select the green phone icon to dial the number and connect the person.

Leave the Meeting

4    To leave the meeting, select the orange Leave button. A popup appears giving you the option to End the meeting, Leave the meeting, or to Cancel and go back to the meeting. 

Screenshot of leave meeting options

5    To end the meeting for all participants, select End. Since you initiated this meeting using the Meet Now icon, you are the host for the meeting and can end the meeting for all participants.

Note: Use Leave if you are not the host. The meeting will continue with the host and other participants.

Use End if you are hosting the meeting or if host control was handed to you during the meeting. Using End when you are the host immediately ends the meeting for all participants. Using End when you are not the host is the same as using Leave.

A popup window asking for feedback on your experience using the Zoom console opens.
Meeting feedback screenshot


6    Select the thumbs up or thumbs down icon to provide feedback on the zoom system. Or select Not my meeting, exit feedback screen to exit the meeting without providing feedback. 

Note: If you do nothing the feedback screen closes after 20 seconds. If you select thumbs down, you will have the option of providing more detailed feedback.
 
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