Web Conferencing Using Zoom

Zoom is a web conferencing system (video-centric) with video, audio, whiteboard, chat, and other tools to engage students in a synchronous (live) online environment. ISU Zoom accounts have been enabled with end-to-end encryption to facilitate HIPAA-based compliance requirements. All courses in Moodle ISU can add a Zoom meeting using the Add an activity or resource within your Moodle course if you have an ISU Zoom account.

This guide will help you locate:

Faculty/Staff/Student Resources

Activate your account

  1. Go to ISU’s Zoom sign-in page. [isu.zoom.us]
  2. Select Sign in.
  3. Enter the same Username and Password you use to log in to MyISU.

Note: Faculty and Staff will be automatically assigned a Licensed ISU Zoom account when they use the single sign-on (SSO) option. By default, students do not need a Zoom account to participate in meetings. However, if they would like to host their own meetings or use some of the features found in zoom they can activate an Basic ISU Zoom account.

Download the Zoom Desktop Client

  1. Go to Zoom's download center. [isu.zoom.us/download]
  2. Locate Zoom Desktop Client, select Download.
  3. Complete the installation process

Review Downloading the Zoom desktop client and mobile app

Get Familiar with the Zoom platform:

Access your ISU Zoom Account

  1. Go to ISU’s Zoom sign-in page [isu.zoom.us]
  2. Select Sign in.
  3. Enter the same Username and Password you use to log in to MyISU.

Schedule Meetings

Need help?

  • Set up a training appointment or send general questions to Instructional Technology Resource Center (ITRC) | call (208) 282-5880 or email itrc@isu.edu
  • For Technical support, contact Zoom Support at Support.zoom.us

Training Resources


Web Conferencing Alternatives

Note: These tools are available to all users at Idaho State University, however, there will be limited support for these tools. 

Google Meet

Google Meet is a video conferencing app. It shows a "join" button for users to connect to the meeting and provides options to mute and turn off the video during the meeting.

This work was created by the Idaho State University Instructional Technology Resource Center and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

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