Zoom: Using Zoom in your Blackboard Course

Zoom is a full-featured secure video communication service for online/blended classrooms, office hours and administrative meetings. Features include polling, breakout rooms, office hours with digital lobby’s and a wide variety of audio options. Users can join Zoom meetings via desktops, mobile devices, telephones, and video-conferencing room systems.

Create a Zoom Account

Adding a Zoom Link in Your Blackboard Course

Setting Up Your Meeting

Instructions to Create a Zoom Account

Before using Zoom, you need to authenticate your account using these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Pace hosted Zoom Web Portal: https://pace.zoom.us

  2. Select Login at the top right corner of the webpage.


  3. Enter your Pace University credentials and select login.

  4. Your Zoom account is now created.

Zoom is listed as a tool in Blackboard course so that you can conduct remote sessions or office hours.

Follow these instructions to create a link to Zoom:

  1. To add a link to the Zoom Meeting tool, hover over the Add Menu Item button (the + sign).


  2. Select Tool Link from the menu that appears.

  • Name: Type in a name for the link.

  • Type: Select the Zoom Meeting to link to from the drop down menu.

  • Available to Users: Check the box here to make the link available to students.

  • Click Submit when finished.


Instructions for Setting Up Your First Zoom Meeting

  1. Click on the Zoom Meeting link in your course and select Schedule a Meeting located at the top right corner of the webpage and enter the following information:

    • Topic: Enter name of meeting.

    • Start: Enter the date and time of your meeting.

    • Duration: Enter the estimated duration of your meeting.

    • Time Zone: Select drop-down and enter specified time zone.

    • Recurring Meeting: Select this option if you would like this meeting to repeat over a span of time. (When selecting this option your Meeting ID will remain the same for the recurring meetings)

    • Meeting Password: Select this option if you would like to require the Participant(s) to enter a password upon entering the meeting.

    • Video: Select whether you would like the Host and/or Participant(s) to join the meeting using video. (Selecting off when joining the meeting will require users to manually turn their video on during the meeting)

    • Audio: Select whether you would like the Participant(s) to join the meeting using Telephone Audio, Computer Audio, or Both.

    • Meeting Options: Select additional settings for meeting. The Host(s) can choose to record the meeting, mute participants upon entry, enable participants to join the meeting before the host, enable a waiting room.

    • Alternative Hosts: Additional Hosts can be added by providing their email.

For more information visit: https://www.pace.edu/zoom