Have a question? Check out the below FAQs for more information on popular questions.
I am confused about the 3 links I see on the different pages above the Zoom box. What do they mean?2021-06-30T02:53:14+00:00

Note: People using iOS devices (iPhones, iPads) may have a problem using Zoom on the OMGA web page. The links, explained below, are a way for you to attend.

Use the Meeting ID listed above the Zoom box on that event page. Each event has its own unique ID.

  • Join via Zoom App – Use if you have Zoom installed. This link takes you to your Zoom application (app) installed on your device.
  • Download App from Store – This link will either automatically download the Zoom application (app) to your device or ask you if it OK. If auto download, you may see it in your downloads and/or the bottom of the browser window.
  • Download from Zoom – This link takes you directly to Zoom to download the Zoom application (app).
How to Register for the2021 Oregon Master Gardener Association Virtual Conference2021-06-30T02:14:42+00:00
  1. Click on REGISTER on the top navigation menu.
  2. Click on REGISTER ONLINE NOW button.
  3. Fill out the form along with which Classes and, if available, which Workshops you wish to attend.
  4. Click the Continue button at the bottom.
  5. You will be taken to PayPal to complete payment. No PayPal account is required.

If you wish to register by mail, click on the REGISTER BY MAIL button, print out the 2 page form and send it to: OMGA MC/Registrar P.O. Box 1417 Waldport, Oregon 97394.

Note: Workshops limits may be reached. You can see if any spots are available if you click on the REGISTER ONLINE NOW button.

Can I chat during the event with another attendee?2021-06-30T02:02:28+00:00

Yes! During the live event, you can use the chat function that is available to chat with “Everyone” or to chat “privately” with a specific attendee.

Please note that the chat function is only available during the October 24, 2020 events.

To chat:

  1. To access the chat box, click on “Chat” at the bottom of the main event window. The chat box will the appear to the right of the main event window.
  2. In the chat box, click “Everyone.” This will open a menu of all participants currently in the virtual venue. Scroll down to see the entire list.
  3. To chat with everyone: Select or make sure “Everyone” is selected from the “To” list.
  4. To chat (privately) with an individual: Click the name of participant from the “To” list with whom you want to chat. Their name will replace “Everyone” in the box above the chat box.
  5. Click into the chat area and enter your message into the chat box.
  6. Press enter (on your keyboard) to send. Your chat will only be seen by the recipient.
I’m a Mac/iOS user – can I access the event?2021-06-30T02:15:21+00:00

Yes! The Safari browser is incompatible with the live event, however, so to join the event, you will need to join via the “Join via Zoom App” button on the Event page.

Here are detailed instructions if you are using a Mac or iOS operating system:

Option 1: If you are using a Mac device and you have never used Zoom before (Zoom is NOT installed on your device):

  1. Click on Join via App
  2. Zoom.pkg will download
  3. Click show downloads
  4. install Zoom.pkg
  5. Welcome to the Zoom installer window, click “Continue”
  6. Select a destination > Choose “Install for all users of this computer” or INstall for me only
  7. Click “install”
  8. Enter your password (prompt)
  9. CLose the “installation was successful” window
  10. Go back to Safari window and click on “Launch Meeting” blue button
  11. Enter your name in the Enter your name window and click “Join”
Option 2: If you are using a Mac device and you HAVE used Zoom before (Zoom IS installed on your device):

  1. Click on Join via App
  2. Click on “Launch Meeting” blue button
  3. Enter your name in the Enter your name window and click “Join”
How to add an emoji on a Mac2021-06-30T01:54:22+00:00

If you’re using a Mac and want to add an emoji in the chat box during a virtual event, here’s an easy way to find emojis:

  1. Click inside the chat box during the event. Position your cursor where you’d like to add an emoji.
  2. Press Command + Control + Space.
  3. Choose your emoji from the list.
  4. Click to add the emoji to your text.

That’s it – easy!

Tip: This works for any place where you can type on a Mac.

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