Zoom is one of the simplest collaboration tools Seneca uses for online meetings and conference calls. This teaching tool can be used by faculty for online classroom sessions as needed. As a host, you can create a meeting and share the details with your participants through Microsoft Outlook or by posting the meeting information in Blackboard. As the host, once you start the meeting, participants can join in via their computer, tablet, smartphone or audio-only phone.
Zooms can be installed on your laptop computer and optionally on your mobile phone. In most cases, ITS will have already installed Zoom add-ins in Outlook but if you have issues or wish to install Zoom on an alternate computer, follow these steps to install Zoom on a desktop or laptop.
All employees and students with an active Seneca email address are eligible for a licensed Zoom Education account. This account allows you to host meetings of up to 300 participants.
Important: To configure your account, please sign into zoom.senecacollege.ca.
If this is your first time logging into Zoom on the desktop:
Here are some quick tutorials on how to do the most common Zoom tasks.
When it is time to join the meeting go to your calendar and open up the meeting invite. A screen will pop up with all the meeting information. Including the meeting number and password. The options to join the meeting will be in light blue…click on your choice of joining the meeting.
Browse the tutorials for quick videos on how to perform specific tasks in Zoom. These are handy quick videos that you can refer to or refer colleagues to if they need assistance.
Here is a list of additional resources to help you learn how to use Zoom:
If I pre-record a zoom video, do the students then need the URL to access? Is it in the cloud?
Yes, you will have to copy a sharable link to provide to your students. Log into zoom.senecacollege.ca > Recordings > check Cloud or Local Recordings if you are unsure where it was saved. If it under Cloud Recordings, locate the recording that you will like to share > click Share > Copy Sharing Information and provide to your students. If it under Local Recordings, click Open to locate the stored file. You can then upload the recording on MS Stream and share the link with your students.
Teaching and Learning has a great session on Zoom, check it out.
I've been using zoom for a while and had no problems sharing screens, but yesterday in class my system froze when I stopped sharing, and then I was given "Zoom Error Code 105035" when I attempted to share again. This left me unable to share screens for the remainder of my Zoom class. Any ideas?
Hello Kevin, the easiest solution is to reinstall Zoom. Instructions can be found on the FAQ.
When I tried to play the recording ,received this message.
"Only the host can download this recording. Please sign in to your Zoom account to download if you are the host."
Hello Hasan, are you the host/owner of the recording?
I am able to set up a meeting using the desktop app (or the zoom webpage), but when i go to start the meeting, I get a message that says "Unable to launch video meeting. When possible, please restart your computer and try again"...I restart, but nothing works :(.
I've tried uninstalling, and reinstalling...still get the same error (or sometimes the video box opens and instantly crashes, but still says that i am in the meeting).
Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks :)
Hello June, if you have not already done so, please send an email to Service Desk - email@example.com and a Field Service technician can assist.
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