Zoom Quick Start

Here are some quick videos to help get you started with some of the basic features in Zoom. These videos will go over some of the functionalities that will assist you in transitioning smoothly from face-to-face to online instruction.

Keep Zoom Secure - Be aware that both the host and participants’ videos default to “On” when scheduling a meeting. Additionally, to avoid privacy concerns, please make your participants aware if recording. Finally, instructors must sign-in once through the UF Zoom website in order to create their account before using Zoom through Canvas.

Getting Started with Zoom [Video 00:23:14 mm:ss]

How do I sign into Zoom at UF?

To use Zoom through our UF Zoom website, navigate to the UF Zoom website. The video below explains the difference between the two sign-in methods. Cloud recording has been enabled in the PHI Zoom environment until regular classes resume.

Login to Zoom [Video 00:00:31 mm:ss]

How do I use the Zoom desktop app?

Joining, Hosting, or Starting a meeting using Zoom for the first time will automatically prompt you to download the Zoom app. Once the app has downloaded, sign in by clicking on “Sign in with SSO” and using your UFID and password. See the video or read through Zoom’s “Getting Started” page below to learn more about using the app.

Zoom Desktop App [Video 00:03:03 mm:ss]

Getting Started with Zoom on Windows and Mac

Holding virtual office hours

Holding virtual office hours with Zoom is easy! See the video below for a step-by-step guide to using your personal meeting room for your office hours.

Virtual Office Guide [Video 00:00:31 mm:ss]

Scheduling a meeting

To hold synchronous class meetings with your students, you will need to schedule a Zoom meeting. You can schedule a meeting both through ufl.zoom.us and through your Canvas course in e-Learning. The video below explains this process in detail.

Schedule Meetings in Zoom [Video :00:01:01: mm:ss]

Using the breakout rooms

If you have a larger class or would like to split your class up into discussion groups or partners, you can do so using Zoom’s Breakout Room feature. See the video below for an introduction on how to create breakout rooms.

Zoom Breakout Rooms [Video 00:02:48 mm:ss]

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