In order to host a meeting, you must install the zoom program. However, you can join a zoom meeting without installing anything. This is important because our teachers and students do not have the rights to install programs. So, here is quick version of how to join a meeting without installing zoom.
click on the link that was sent to you
click on launch meeting
click on "join from your browser"
type your name
Click "I'm not a robot"
Perform the Captcha
Wait for host to let you in.
You may have to turn on your video or mic
When you turn on your video or mic, watch for a prompt to allow the site to have access to your camera or mic
Also, make sure that you don't have a privacy cover on your laptop camera. (many of our computers have little slides that cover the camera when not in use)