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What is Zoom?

Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done.


Their easy, reliable cloud platform for video, voice, content sharing, and chat runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems.

Logging in to Zoom

  • Step 1 - Create Your Zoom Account: To sign up for your own free account, visit and enter your email address. You will receive an email from Zoom ( In this email, click Activate Account.
  • Step 2 - Sign In to Your Account Online: You can login to your Zoom account on the web at any time to access your profile and other settings, at Once you're logged in, use the panel on the left side to navigate the Zoom web portal. You can update your profile, schedule a meeting, edit your settings, and more.
  • Step 3 - Download Zoom: You can download the Zoom Desktop Client for Mac, Windows, ChromeOS and Linux, as well as the Zoom Mobile App for iOS and Android from our Downloads page.
  • Step 4 - Join a Meeting: There are many ways to join a meeting,but the easiest way is to click the join link that your instructor has provided. You might also be able to click on Zoom on the left of your Canvas course and click Join next to the meeting you'd like to join. You can also click Join in your Zoom client and enter the meeting ID. Before you have your first class meeting on Zoom, you might join a test meeting to get set up and test things out.

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