Getting Started with Zoom

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Zoom provides video conferencing, screen sharing and messaging across any device.

Getting Started

Zoom is free for anyone invited to attend a meeting. Zoom accounts are available by logging in via SSO (Single Sign On) to or via SSO in the Zoom desktop app with your My Evergreen login and password.

About Zoom Accounts

  • Zoom Basic accounts are available for Evergreen members and allow meetings up to 40 min. with up to 100 attendees. One-on-one meetings are not limited to 40 minutes.
  • Zoom Pro accounts allow for meetings longer than 40 minutes and can host up to 300 participants.
    • All faculty are automatically assigned a Pro account.
    • Staff or students needing a pro account can request one at
    • Please only request a Pro account if you need to host a multi-participant Zoom conference longer than 40 minutes.

Microsoft Team Meetings is a great alternative if you need to host multi-participant meetings longer than 40 minutes. All community members have a Teams license available by logging in at


Zoom accounts are available for all students by logging in to with your My Evergreen login and password. For more about using Zoom in the classroom see: Zoom for Students.


Using Zoom

If you'd like to host a meeting for your class or college-related business see:

Pre-Assigning Participants to Breakout Rooms

  • Zoom guide: Pre-assigning participants to breakout rooms
    • Go to/sign in at
    • In the menu at left of the page, click “Settings”
    • At the Settings page, under the “Meeting” heading, click “In Meeting (Advanced)”
    • At the “Breakout room” setting, check the box to “Allow host to assign participants to breakout rooms when scheduling” -- that action should just auto-save.
    • Go back to the Canvas site to schedule a meeting and pre-assign participants.


  • Zoom Basic accounts are available for all staff members by logging in to with your My Evergreen login and password.
  • If you require a Zoom Pro license you can request it from the Tech Support Center by submitting a help ticket. Also consider using Microsoft Team Meetings instead. Many offices have already transitioned away from Zoom and are taking advantage of the integrated collaboration tools built into Team Meetings.

Using Zoom

See Zoom's Help Center for instructions.

Join a Meeting

Zoom Accessibility Notes

Zoom and Special A/V Requirements

If you have more complex requirements, such as large-audience broadcast webinars, please submit a production request with Electronic Media at least 4 weeks in advance. See also: Zoom for Public Events

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