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Quick Start with Zoom here or view the Zoom article in the Knowledge Base

Zoom offers several Zoom Education Webinar sessions each week with a live host to answer your questions, and focus on the following topics: 

  • How to download Zoom applications and join a Zoom meeting
  • How to schedule a meeting and send out invitations
  • In-meeting controls and differentiation tools (including the waiting room, share screen, breakout rooms)

Zoom also has the following short videos to help teachers get up and running with Zoom:

Zoom is an enterprise video/web conferencing and collaboration solution for DePaul's faculty, staff and students.  Zoom can integrate with Outlook email and calendars by downloading and installing the plugin found here. You can also install the Zoom Client for Meetings found here, offering an easy-to-use platform for:
  • Online meetings (web conferencing) - schedule an online meeting through Outlook and conduct the meeting with a presentation, integrated chat, whiteboards, member polling, and more
  • Record meetings - Meeting hosts may record all or portions of their online meetings, and can store them locally or within Zoom's cloud storage
  • Instant messaging (IM) - send messages to individuals or groups, view chat history, share files, and more
  • Screen sharing, white-boarding, and annotating - collaborate with colleagues, share, highlight, and markup documents, and more
  • Audio chat and desktop videoconferencing - share audio and/or video with two or more participants
  • Status - show or view availability based on your calendar or activity
  • Mobile - set your status, send IMs, or view contacts with the Zoom app on your smartphone or tablet

Get Zoom

Before you can begin using Zoom, you will need to activate your DePaul Zoom account.  Visit the Zoom website, click the Sign in button, and​ you will be redirected to a login screen where you should enter your BlueKey login credentials ( email address and password).  This will create your account in Zoom, which will be associated with your primary DePaul University email address.  
You can now schedule a new meeting, join a meeting, or host a meeting.  You may also access your cloud recordings or set your meeting preferences in the My Meetings Settings section.  Detailed instructions for scheduling and hosting meetings, recording meetings, accessing cloud recordings, and more, can be found on Zoom's website here.

Zoom Rooms

Zoom Rooms is a software-based conference room system that provides integrated audio conferencing, wireless screen sharing and video conferencing.  Zoom Rooms seamlessly integrate conference room video equipment with Zoom meetings.  Additional details on Zoom Rooms can be found here


All DePaul students, staff and faculty members can use Zoom for: hosting online and video meetings; recording meetings; accessing their cloud recordings; instant messaging.  DePaul students, faculty and staff may invite anyone to participate in Zoom meetings that they host. 

Zoom meetings are limited to a maximum of 300 participants.  If you need to host a Zoom meeting for more than 300 participants, please contact the Help Desk at or (312) 362-8765.

Zoom utilizes an LTI integration with D2L.  You may find additional details and instructions on the Teaching Commons website here
Meeting hosts can record meetings locally, or in the cloud, and they will be available under the My Recordings section.  Please note that cloud recordings will only be available/downloadable for 120 days, after which time they will be deleted

DePaul has not licensed webinars for employees.  If you are interested in hosting a webinar, please call the Help Desk at (312) 362-8765 and someone from Information Services will discuss your needs with you. 

Instructions on how to create an IM group and add users are available here

Additional Information

If you have additional questions or require further assistance, please contact the Help Desk at or (312) 362-8765.