I prepared this tutorial to cover the basics of how to mute / unmute, select a specific video feed, and show “timing lights.” These tips apply to Zoom (we’re using RingCentral Meetings, but it’s based on Zoom). The timing light tip should also work with other platforms.
At our kickoff meeting, Arlene Jayme showed how she uses a program called SparkoCam to superimpose a timing light image on her video feed. I suggest checking whether your computer came with any pre-installed webcam software. My HP laptop came with a program called CyberLink YouCam that I found fit the purpose.
Low tech solution for timer: green, yellow, and red pieces of paper you hold up in front of your webcam.