Get started with Zoom

Zoom is a cloud-based videoconferencing and collaboration platform. With Zoom you have the flexibility to create virtual classrooms and invite students to join from their desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Students can also share content from their devices such as PowerPoint presentations and YouTube videos.  Zoom is available to all faculty, staff, and students for academic purposes.

All UND accounts are now automatically created with pro license.

Video Tutorial

Install and Get Started with Zoom

UND Zoom accounts are automatically created with a pro license. Sign in to Zoom to create your account.

  1. Go to
  2. Click Sign In.
  3. On the NDUS Sign In page, enter your NDUS.Identifier username and password (same as used for Blackboard and Campus Connection).
  4. Click Sign In.
  5. Once signed in, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Downloads to download and install the Zoom Client for Meetings.
  6. Once the Zoom Meeting Client is downloaded and installed, you will click Sign in with SSO. Enter und for the company domain and then sign in using your NDUS.Identifier and Password (same as used for Blackboard).
  7. Run and sign into the Zoom Client before joining your Zoom sessions to ensure you are signed into your UND Zoom account.

Accessing a Zoom Class Session (Students)

  • Your instructor will post a link to your Zoom session in your Blackboard course or share the link by email prior to your first class session if Zoom is being used.
  • Please contact your instructor if you do not know the URL for your class.

Request Access to Cloud Recording (Faculty/Staff Only)

  • All Zoom accounts automatically have the option to create Local Recordings. See Meeting Host Tutorials below for details.
  • If you will be using Zoom for a course and would like to use cloud storage for your recordings, please complete a Cloud Recording Request Form. Note: Users only need to submit a request for cloud recording once per semester, regardless of how many courses they intend to use Zoom with.
  • The amount of time that cloud recordings remain on the system may be reduced due to storage limitations and increased usage. Zoom cloud recordings are meant to be temporary (current semester or less) and YuJa or OneDrive should be used for longer term storage. Notifications will be sent prior to removal of Zoom cloud recordings.

System Requirements and Test Meeting

Restricted Countries/Regions

For regulatory reasons, users in the following countries and regions are currently unable to access Zoom. Please refer to Zoom's help page or see the US government's list of sanctioned countries for the most up-to-date information.

  • Cuba¹
  • Iran¹
  • North Korea
  • Syria
  • Crimea²

¹ Recent changes to the US sanctions may apply. To determine service eligibility for Cuba, please see the United States' BIS (Bureau of Industry and Security) and OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control). For Iran, please see OFAC's sanctions page.

²  For more information about availability in Ukrainian regions such as Crimea, Luhansk, and Donetsk, please see the United States' EAR (Export Administration Regulations) Code of Federal Regulations: Part 740, Supplement 1. For Crimea, you may also reference Part 746.6.


Zoom has a wide variety of training resources including video tutorials and live training sessions.

Getting Started Tutorials

Meeting Host Tutorials

  • Schedule a Recurring Class Session or Meeting
    • Note: Select "No Fixed Time" for the meeting Recurrence when creating a class link that will be used throughout the semester.
    • Copy the Join URL and add it to your Blackboard course for students.
  • Using Meeting Host Controls
  • Getting Started with Breakout Rooms
  • Recording - There are currently two options for recording in Zoom: Cloud or Local Recording.
    • Creating a Cloud Recording - Due to limited space and high costs for video storage, recordings will be removed one week after the end of the semester.  Recording storage will be monitored throughout the semester and quotas may be enforced as needed. Instructors are able to download and save local copies of their recordings at any time.
    • Creating a Local Recording - Local recordings can be copied to OneDrive or Dropbox and shared with participants as needed. Due to file size, local recordings should not be uploaded to Blackboard as a file.

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