What is Zoom and how do I get started?

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

All accounts are now automatically created with pro license, due to the signing of an enterprise agreement.  Sign in to Zoom to create your account.

  1. Go to UND.zoom.us.
  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 Meeting Client.

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.
  • Due to a limited amount of cloud storage, cloud recordings will be deleted after the end of the semester.  A request form must be completed each semester in order to use cloud storage.

System Requirements and Test Meeting

Training/ Tutorials

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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