CMS Goes Virtual!
Because we are not able to hold in person CMS meetings at this time, we will be offering virtual meetings. Hopefully, virtual meetings will allow us to reach out to more people, both now, and in the future … a silver lining to our current COVID-19 quarantine. Perhaps, we can also invite a mycologists from anywhere in the world to present at a CMS virtual or in person meeting without having to travel. Another benefit is “using our brains” to figure all of this out. So, please be patient through our learning curve.
CMS will be utilizing Zoom to allow our speakers to display their presentation and to live stream the event to our new CMS YouTube channel. We will not normally invite members or the public into the Zoom meetings. Occasionally, we may invite members to participate in the Zoom meetings for a members only event. Below, is a little more information on each.
For a better viewing experience, we recommend using a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer, rather than a phone.
All CMS livestream meetings will be pre-scheduled on YouTube. Once you receive a notice of an upcoming event, go to the CMS Youtube Channel, click on the upcoming scheduled livestream and click on “Set a Reminder”. If you would like to be able to participate by asking questions via chat, and do not already have a Google account, follow these instructions to create a Google Account from YouTube. If you want to create a Google account without creating a Gmail email account, follow these instructions.
Depending on our speakers preferences regarding their presentation. The recording of the live stream may or may not be retained on YouTube for viewing after a scheduled live stream meeting. They will always be uploaded to the “members only” section of the CMS website for CMS members to view.
How to Zoom – You will not need a Zoom account. But, you will need the Zoom app installed on your desktop or mobile device. You can either download the Zoom app in advance here. Or, you will be automatically prompted to download and install the Zoom app when you click on the link you will be provided. Watch this short video to learn how.
If you want to learn more about Zoom – here are some helpful training videos