Zoom Training

OSM 2022 will provide live training for session and event leaders as well as participants. OSM 2022 sessions will be held in Zoom.

Training sessions will be recorded and posted here for everyone that cannot attend one of the live sessions.

OSM also has drop-in sessions to help you prepare for your presentation.

Live Training

For session chairs, event leaders, moderators, and session volunteers:

These training sessions will be for moderators/session chairs, student workers, town hall and workshop organizers, innovative session organizers, exhibitors, plenary and award session introducers. It will focus on Zoom functionality, opening rooms, and conducing your session/event.

Session leaders will have host and co-host capabilities which includes the ability to make their speakers co-hosts, allowing them to share their screen during their presentation.

Zoom rooms should be opened by a session leader, chair or volunteer 15 minute before the session start time. During this 15-minute period, only hosts and speakers will be allowed to join.

For presenters and speakers:

Training for all presenters, oral and poster, workshops and town halls (if applicable), innovative sessions, plenary and award speakers. This session will also include exhibitors and should make sure that exhibitor information is covered.

Preparing for the Virtual Ocean Sciences Meeting 2022: Drop-In Sessions

Submitting a presentation for your first virtual conference? First time using this virtual conference platform? An array of technical and logistical questions can arise while preparing for a virtual conference. To support registrants in their conference preparations, members of the OSM 2022 Planning Committee will be available in these drop-in sessions to answer your questions. These sessions are scheduled for:

  • ​​Friday, February 4
    9:00-10:00 AM, 12:00-1:00 PM, 5:00-6:00 PM, Eastern Time
  • Tuesday, February  8
    9:00-10:00 AM, 12:00-1:00 PM, 5:00-6:00 PM, Eastern Time
  • Thursday, February 10
    9:00-10:00 AM, 12:00-1:00 PM, 5:00-6:00 PM, Eastern Time

You can log on to a drop-in session via this Zoom link. Registrants comfortable navigating virtual conferences are also welcome to join and share their thoughts on preparing for a virtual conference. Questions about the drop-in sessions can be sent  to Kelly Luis at [email protected].

Basic Zoom Preparation and Operation

Download and Test Zoom Before the Meeting

Joining a Session

  1. Once you click on Join Session you will see the screen below.
  2. Click on 'Open zoom.us' in the pop up box.

Turning on Your Microphone

  1. Click on Join Audio
  2. Click on Join with Computer Audio if you want to use your computer's built in microphone. You can also use your phone audio by going to the Phone Call tab.

Participating in the Chat

  1. Click on the Chat icon
  2. You can interact with other attendees and sometimes ask questions to the speakers through the chat box.

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