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About Zoom

Zoom is a cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing, mobile collaboration, and simple online meetings. Zoom's web-based conferencing uses high-quality video and audio and is accessible on MacOS, Windows, iOS and Android mobile devices. Additionally, Zoom can be used with conventional phone lines for audio conferencing. Finally, this online platform can also connect to existing Polycom, Tandberg, LifeSize, and similar devices.

Pro account access is available at no charge for MSU faculty, staff, and students when they log into, MSU Zoom, using their NetID and password.

Learn more about Zoom at Spartans Learn, spartanslearn.msu.edu/tech-training/zoom

Zoom D2L Integration

Zoom Meetings are now integrated with D2L and can be accessed from the Communications pull-down menu in a default course navbar.

The app includes a basic list of settings for scheduling meetings. Select Schedule a Zoom Meeting to see the options. If more settings are needed, go to the main login page, msu.zoom.us, and add the additional settings to the meeting ID. The D2L app view is synched with your zoom account and will show previous and upcoming meetings. Use Import meeting to add an item previously setup in your Zoom account.

The Zoom Meetings link can be placed in other areas of your D2L course:

  • Place in a Content module, by choosing Existing Activities then External Learning Tools and Zoom Meetings.
    • To open in a new window, choose edit properties in place from the item's menu and select Open as External Resource.
  • Place in an Announcement, by selecting Insert Quicklink then External Learning Tools and Zoom Meetings.
    • To open in a new window, select the link again, click on Insert Quicklink and select to open it in a new window.

See the Get Training, link in the Zoom Meetings window for more help.

MSU Documentation