Northwood & District


Zoom is a computer application that enables two or more people to hold a meeting in both sound and vision. It works with PCs, Apple Macs, iPads, other tablets, iPhones and other smart phones. The only requirement is that the device has a microphone, camera, speaker and screen. It can be used for meetings and for family and other gatherings.

Meetings are organised by a Host, who invites Participants to join a meeting by email or message. The basic version of Zoom limits meetings to 40 minutes. However Northwood & District U3A can set up longer meetings. Please enquire using the Envelope at the foot of the screen to send an email.

Ealing U3A have developed guides to using Zoom
Zoom Participant’s Guide
Zoom Host’s Guide

Islington U3A have also produced two useful guides for Hosts and Participants. Please DO NOT, as advised in these documents, use the Islington U3A contacts mentioned in these documents. Instead please contact me as shown below.
Islington U3A Zoom Hosts Guide
Islington U3A Zoom Participants Guide

The U3A Trust have adopted a different approach with guides for PCs and other equipment.
U3A Phone and Tablets Zoom Guide
U3A Desktop Zoom Guide

It is good practice – and sometimes crucial – that your Zoom app is up to date.
How To Update Your Zoom App

The U3A also offer online Zoom Training Sessions.
Zoom Training Sessions

If you have any queries or if any of these links fail please contact our Zoom support team using the envelope below.