Join the Symposium Meeting

The Global Digital Humanities Symposium will be held in a Zoom meeting. The link to the virtual meeting room will be sent to registrants out a few days prior to the Symposium. When you’re ready to join the Symposium, click on that link.

Your browser will prompt you to open the Zoom application (if you have it) or download and run the Zoom application. However, you do not need to download the Zoom application to participate in the Symposium. You can run the meeting in your browser by clicking “join from your browser” at the bottom of the page.

A screenshot of a webpage. At the bottom of the page, a line of text reads "If you cannot download or run the application, join from your browser." A red box surrounds the words "join from your browser," indicating that the user should click here to access the Zoom meeting from their browser window.

For a step by step guide to opening a Zoom meeting, watch the video below:

Configuring audio and video

When you first enter the Symposium room, your audio will be muted. This will reduce the amount of background noise in the meeting and allow everyone to hear speakers more clearly. However, if you are asking a question during a session and have been called on by the moderator or are participating in a social time breakout room, please un-mute yourself by clicking the microphone icon on the bottom left corner.

When you first enter the Symposium room, your video will also be turned off. You are welcome to turn your video on at any time by clicking on the video icon in the bottom left corner. If you have network connectivity issues, we recommend stopping your video feed.

For more information about joining and configuring your audio and video, watch the video below:

For Presenters

When it is your turn to present, the moderator will introduce you, then put you into “Spotlight” mode so that your video stream and screen share will be expanded for all viewers. You will need to “pin” the moderator’s video feed by clicking on the “…” icon on their thumbnail and selecting “Pin video.” This enables you to see the cards the moderator holds up that will indicate how much time you have left. If you join the meeting through a mobile device, you will need to enter Gallery View and double tap on the moderator’s video feed. For more information, please see Zoom’s guide to Gallery View and Zoom’s guide to pinning video feeds.

If you are presenting with slides or any kind of visual aids, you will need to share your screen with the rest of the participants. You can share your screen by clicking the “Share” button in the middle of the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. You will then select the window you wish to share from.

For a step-by step guide to video sharing, watch the video below:

Please use accessible presentation practices by describing your slides and keeping visual aids to a minimum. Some participants may call into the meeting and won’t be able to see your slides, while others may need to turn off video due to connectivity issues.