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.
All the information the participants need to join the Zoom meeting will populate in the email invite.
For detailed instructions visit Using Zoom in Blackboard .
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.
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