Starting language interpretation in a Zoom meeting/webinar
(only the host can do this)
- Once you have started your meeting or webinar, click on the Interpretation icon
- Select the language combination you need and click in Start.
- After the host clicks Start, the interpreters will receive a message that they have been assigned to a language channel.
- Attendees will now be able to click Interpretation in the meeting options and select a language channel. The icon will only show as an option after the host has started the interpretation. The host can also click on Manage Language Interpretation to make changes to the interpretation settings during a session.
We strongly encourage speakers and participants to wear a headset, or use an external USB mic, so that the interpreter can hear them clearly.
Speakers and participants are asked to speak slow and avoid interrupting others as that ensures better quality of interpretation.
Update your Zoom regularly. Zoom makes many updates that we are not aware of so to be safe please always make sure you have it updated before joining the meeting/webinar.
The interpretation feature does not work in breakout sessions, so always have the people that need language support in the main room when splitting them in groups.
Remember that technical issues happen especially in virtual meetings. We must be patient and kind. If you see that something is wrong with interpretation, please ask for a quick break and communicate with the staff support or the technician assigned to the meeting.