Helpful Hints for Attending Meetings

Some Jefferson County meetings are held in a hybrid format, in which attendees can participate in person or online. Other meetings are held in only a virtual format. This page contains helpful hints when attending those meetings.

WebEx Meeting Platform

WebEx is the virtual meeting platform used by many of the Jefferson County meeting bodies. Prior to the meeting, you can join a test WebEx meeting, to test your computer, speaker and microphone.

How to Join and Participate in the Meeting

  1. Go to the link provided for the WebEx meeting
  2. Select the “Join by Browser” option
  3. You will be muted upon entry, but please be sure to double check and that your microphone is muted
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Zoom Meeting Platform

Only a few of the Jefferson County meeting bodies use the Zoom meeting platform. Here are several tips on how to use the platform for a good user experience.

How to Access a Zoom Meeting

You’ll need to download the latest version of Zoom to your type of computer. You can do that at the Zoom download center. If you have any questions about downloading or upgrading your version of Zoom, they have provided this Getting Started with Zoom article.

According to Zoom, a Zoom account is not required if you are strictly joining a meeting as a participant. If someone invites you to their meeting, you can join as a participant without creating an account. You can learn more about joining a Zoom meeting without an account on the Zoom support page.