This is really two videos - the first section is a detailed version of what I showed in class - how to set up your workspace in InDesign. You want to set up multiple custom workspaces in all of your Adobe programs. It will make your life so much easier.
If you just want to find out how to set that new, basic default paragraph, zoom over to 5:15. This part shows you how to access the control panel to set that type in CC 2015 so it's not always Minion Pro.