Scenario 


When you first enter into your Zoom classroom, one of the first actions you should take is to make sure that your audio settings are correct.

It is recommended that you do this at the start of, or before every live online class.

Solution

  1. Click on the arrow to the right of the microphone icon in the Zoom interface. There are 2 items for audio in Zoom:
    1. The Microphone: Which is what you use to speak to students through Zoom.
    2. The Speaker: Which is how you will hear audio from Zoom.
  2. Select the appropriate microphone and speaker which you want to use from the list displayed. The selected mic/speaker has a tick next to them. By default, Zoom selects the default option for you. It is recommended to check to make sure that the correct microphone/speaker is selected.
  3. Note: If you find that your microphone or speaker is not displayed in this area, try unplugging your microphone and plugging it back in to see if it will appear.

  4. To test your speaker and microphone, click on the arrow to the right of the microphone icon and select Test Speaker and Microphone... The first item this will test is your speaker. You will be played a ring tone. If you hear it, click Yes. If you hear nothing, click No. This will try a different speaker. You can select the speaker being tested and see the audio level for the ringtone in the output level at the base of this small window.
  5. The next item this will test is your microphone. You will be asked to speak and any audio picked up will be played back to you. If you hear it, click Yes. If you hear nothing, click No. This will try a different microphone. You can select the microphone being tested and see the input level for the microphone in the output level at the base of this small window.
  6. When the tests are finished, click Finish.
If you require more options, click on the arrow to the right of the microphone icon and select Audio Settings.

Audio Settings shows detailed information and options on your microphone and speaker. You should not need to adjust these options unless you are working with music or audio technology.