Tutorial: Zoom

Zoom is the video conferencing system that DePaul faculty, staff, and students have access to through their Campus Connect credentials. Zoom allows audio/video calls, screen share, poll participants, and more. It can be run from a Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, iPadOS, or Android devices.

Accessing Zoom

To access Zoom, visit depaul.zoom.us

Select Join a Meeting to join a meeting someone else created

Select Host a Meeting to create a meeting for others to join

Select Sign In to access the account interface for scheduling meetings in advance and other administrative functions



Hosting a Meeting

Select Host Meeting (top right-hand corner) on the main page after signing in

When prompted, download and run the Zoom installer or let the Zoom application launch:

Select Join with Computer Audio to start the meeting and access meeting controls

Test the audio and video hardware by clicking the Test speaker and microphone link. This conducts a quick test to ensure audio and video hardware is operating correctly.

* Using a camera is OPTIONAL and NOT NECESSARY to host or join a Zoom meeting*


Meeting Controls

Interface once the meeting has started:

1. This is where participants in the meeting will display video and/or audio feeds

2. This is the control bar that allows access to various functions detailed below


Zoom Toolbar Functions

Mute: mutes/unmutes the device's microphone

Start Video: turns the device's camera on/off

Invite: Adds more participants via email

Manage Participants: Opens participant window; allows the host to mute/unmute participants and view the chat window

Share: Allows for screen sharing from the computer or device in use; there is an option to select specific applications or the entire computer/device screen

Chat: Opens chat window to view participants and chat; there are options to chat with Everyone (public) or an individual (private)

Record: Starts/Stops the record function of Zoom; recordings are sent to Zoom service and Zoom will email the host(s) once the recording has been processed. Recording storing location can be changed in program preferences under Recording.

Breakout Rooms: Opens controls for creating breakout rooms for participants to gather in; options to create multiple rooms for participants and assign them automatically or manually are available:



Zoom Support

For FAQ’s, tutorials, and more information on Zoom settings, please see the Zoom Help Article here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806-Top-Questions?flash_digest=0d96b1924dbc68c124d363d5d255d51fda1a78e2

For support with Zoom or if you are experiencing issues, please contact the University IS Helpdesk by accessing the new ServiceNow Help Portal.

This can be accessed at: https://depaul.service-now.com/sp/

For other questions or issues please email CDM Support at cdmavsupport@depaul.edu