Zoom is a web conferencing service available for use by the University of Maryland community. UMD students are provided a Zoom Pro account that allows you to host an unlimited number of Zoom meetings with up to 300 attendees. If you wish to host more attendees, contact the Service Desk. Before you can use your UMD Zoom account for the first time, you must authenticate it.
Before you can use your UMD Zoom account for the first time, you must authenticate it.
NOTE: If you create a meeting and run it, you are the Host. If you join a meeting, you are a Participant. Only the meeting Host can record it.
To learn more about signing in with SSO (university credentials), see Sign in to Zoom.
In addition to signing into Zoom via the web portal, you can download the desktop client, available from the Zoom download center or the mobile app (see Mobile app for details). You will launch Zoom via the Zoom icon on your local computer or mobile device and choose the Sign In with SSO option.
Once you have successfully signed in the Zoom client landing page enables you to Join an upcoming meeting, Start a meeting you have already scheduled, schedule a meeting for the future, or initiate a new meeting on the fly.
The gear icon in the top right of the screen enables you to access Settings related to your default uses of Zoom as both a host and a participant. The user icon (usually will be your initials) also enables you to manage certain aspects of your Zoom account, most notably checking for software updates and signing out. It is an excellent best practice to Check for updates once a week because Zoom is working continuously to improve the security of the tool and provide enhanced features that are only available if you are running the most current version of the software.
Instructors may schedule Zoom meetings within their ELMS-Canvas course spaces.
You must authenticate your Zoom account at umd.zoom.us or via the Zoom client before accessing a class meeting via the Zoom link in an instructor's course space or an invitation link that is sent to you by your instructor. Simply logging into ELMS does not authenticate you to Zoom.
Those not logged into a UMD Zoom account before clicking the meeting link in ELMS will be placed into a waiting room until a host admits them to the meeting because they are not recognized as a valid UMD Zoom account holder; Instructors have the option for disabling the waiting room. For more information, see Zoom Waiting Room Requirement: Managing Meeting Access for UMD and External Collaborators.
To access a Zoom meeting room in ELMS:
Students can schedule Zoom meetings to communicate and collaborate with peers. In such meetings students will serve as the "host". To schedule a Zoom meeting:
If you are a student at UMD with an Associate account (Associate Account and Affiliate Account Comparison), you will not have a Zoom Pro account through UMD and associated features. You will not be able to log in through the UMD Zoom portal. However, you can still join Zoom meetings by using a personal Zoom account.