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Activating the Zoom tool in your course

In order to use Zoom Meetings in Brightspace, you need to add Zoom to your Navbar or add it Zoom to the Content page in your course.

Note: you cannot use a personal Zoom account with Brightspace. Be sure to register on Zoom as a Vanderbilt user (instructions below).


Updated August 2021

Add Zoom to your Navbar

  1. Locate the NavBar within your course, and move your cursor to the right end. An icon with three dots should appear, indicating that there is a menu available. Click the icon and select “Edit This Navbar”.
  2. The first time you edit your Navbar, a pop-up window may appear. This informs you whether you are using a shared Navbar. It asks if you would like to make a copy. Click Yes, I’ll work with a copy of the navbar. Note: You should never edit a Shared Navbar.
  3. Add Zoom to your Navbar clicking Add Links. Find Zoom in the list of available links and add it. You can also change the order of links to add Zoom near the beginning.
  4. Click Save and Close when you are finished. You should now see Zoom on your Navbar


Add Zoom to the Content Page

  1. Select the content module in which you’d like to have a link to the Zoom Dashboard
  2. Select Existing Activities → External Learning Tools
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the list of tools and select Zoom Meetings


Register with Zoom and Creating Your Account

Existing Zoom Users

  1. Log out of if you are currently logged in.
  2. Navigate to and click Sign In.
  3. You will receive an invitation email. Accept the invite when it comes.
  4. If you are asked to switch your account, you should do it 

New Users

  1. Navigate to and click Sign In.
  2. If you receive an invitation email, accept it.