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How do I create a Zoom Meeting?

This guide provides instructions for creating a Zoom Meeting in your course. If you haven’t already created an account with Zoom, you will want to do that first. Be sure to use your email address when you create your account. Here are instructions on how to register:

Registering on Zoom and creating your account – Start here!


Are you already set up and ready to host a live meeting?

How do I host a Zoom Meeting?
How can I record my Zoom Meeting?


Updated Spring 2020

Creating a Zoom Meeting

1.) If you have not already created your Zoom account, you can do that by following these instructions. Once you have created an account, you can return to your Brightspace course. 


2.) If you haven’t already added Zoom to your Navbar, here are instructions on how to do that.

Adding Zoom to your Navbar


3.) Click on the Zoom tab in your Navbar. Click Schedule a New Meeting.

Note: The first time you use Zoom, you may have to “allow” Zoom to integrate with your course.

4.) Enter the information for your meeting. If this will be a weekly or daily recurring class, you can save yourself a lot of time by creating a Recurring Meeting. This example below shows a class that occurs every Tuesday at 11am, and lasts for 2 hours.


5.) After you schedule the recurrence, you will see more options for your meeting. They are explained here:

  • Registration – this is not needed. This requires students to register for the class ahead of time. Leave this unchecked.
  • Video – if you would like yourself and/or students to be able to activate their camera, you can indicate that here. During the live session you will have the ability to toggle cameras on/off.
  • Audio – “Telephone” means microphone here. You will likely want your mic activated, and possibly your computer audio. Check “both”.
  • Meeting option – We suggest selecting “Must participants upon entry” and “Record the meeting automatically”. You may also want to check more of these boxes.


6.) Be sure to click Save when you are finished. Go back to the Zoom tab, and you will see all of your scheduled meetings displayed. In this example there are recurring Tuesday/Thursday classes.