Back in February 2001, nearly 20 years ago, I registered the domain name itsforministry.org – IT’s for Ministry. Initially this was a place to host “Talks to Children”. Talks2Children.itsforministry.org is still there, with some Children’s Address type ideas. It hasn’t been updated for a while!
IT, Information technology has supported the ministry of the Church in many ways in recent decades, and now in the midst of the Covid19 outbreak we are making use of various virtual mission and pastoral opportunities for Church.
I’ll post some helpful links and tips here… as we negotiate steep learning curves… into the world of Digital Ministry.
Many of us are on a learning curve with the various video conference possibilities during this time…
Zoom provide on-line advice at this link:
Getting started with ZOOM
It’s not as complicated as you may think to get up and running with Zoom! To join a meeting you DO NOT require to have a ZOOM account and login.
Phoning into Zoom Meeting
Getting started on Computer, Tablet or Smartphone.
To use Zoom you will need:
- a video camera, built in, or a separate webcam (most modern computers, smartphones and tablets have this built in) You can use Zoom without a camera – but of course no one will see you!
- a microphone, either built in to your device or in the webcam (most modern computers, smartphones and tablets have this built in)
- a broadband internet connection
- the Zoom app installed on your machine. (Zoom has apps for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.)
When someone invites you to a Zoom call, they will likely send you a link that looks like https://zoom.us/j/1010101010
If you are using a laptop or desktop computer and don’t have the Zoom app yet, when you click on the link the client will automatically download and then connect you to the call. If you already have the client, you will just be connected to the call.
If you will be using smartphone or tablet, you will need to download the Zoom app from the App Store.
Installing the App
If you are using a laptop or desktop computer, go to https://zoom.us/download where you can download the a for your machine. Install it the way you would install any software.
iOS – Apple Devices
if you have an iPad, iPhone or other iOS Device, go to the App Store and download the free Zoom Cloud app. Then when you click on the zoom link provided by the person hosting, the video call should begin. You may be asked to enable audio, microphone and camera… click OK to any such questions.
If you have an Android device, go to the Google Play store and download the free Zoom Cloud app. Following the link (provided by the host) will open the video call in the app… you may have to enable microphone and camera and should respond OK/YES if requested.
Windows or Mac Laptop or Desktop
If on a laptop or desktop, clicking the link (provided by the host) will open a browser page, and if you don’t already have the app it will be automatically installed – you should follow the screen prompts and enable camera and microphone if asked.
If a Linux user, you presumably know what you are doing and have ZOOM installed already! 🙂
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Had second thoughts about that Facebook post, just noticed a typo, spelling mistook, or the effects of auto-correct?
Facebook posts can be edited or deleted
Scroll to the post you want to edit.
Depending on whether you are on a tablet, phone, Windows, Linux or whatever… this may vary slightly… but you should see three dots, or a down arrow icon…
in the upper-right corner, click the three-dot or down-arrow icon.
There are options to EDIT or DELETE your post
Click Edit Post.
Edit: Edit the text as needed then click UPDATE/SAVE
Linked TIP: on iPhone/iPad you can place the cursor by press and holding until cursor becomes larger and then slide up down left right.
Delete: Click Delete and it’s gone.
How to edit your YOUTUBE live streams after the event so that those watching the REPLAY don’t see the glitches…!
Brilliant TED Talk on Sustainable Culture Change