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Quick Guide: Zoom for Students

Visit and login with your PLU ePass to get started with Zoom. Then, navigate to Resources > Download Zoom Client from the top-right to install the Zoom Client. Be aware that Zoom may appear and function differently between computer and mobile devices.

Joining a Meeting

Your instructor will need to invite you to a Zoom meeting in order to join it, and send you a link (such as in an email or Sakai). 

To join a meeting, either:
  • Click the join link that was sent to you, such as via email.
  • Click the join link from the Google Calendar event.
  • Click the “join” button for the meeting in the Zoom Meetings tool within the Sakai course site.
After joining a meeting, configure settings, such as the microphone and camera, as desired with the options to the bottom of the window. See Zoom: Participating in a Meeting for more details.

Participating in a Meeting

During a meeting, collaboration tools and settings are accessed from the bottom of the window. Your instructor chooses which tools you have access to. 


  • Do a test! Have a practice meeting before a session to make sure that everything is working correctly. Check your webcam, mic, and connectivity.
  • Use headphones to prevent audio feedback.
  • When you’re not participating in a spoken conversation, such as when you’re watching a lecture, we recommend muting your microphone. This will prevent any unexpected or accidental noises on your end from disturbing the meeting. To do so, click the mic icon at the bottom of the window. Remember to un-mute if/when you’d like to speak.
  • Choose a quiet area to join the meeting, free from distractions and noise.

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Keywords:web conferencing, virtual meeting, distance learning, online, video, call, chat, remote   Doc ID:98745
Owner:Misty B.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2020-03-12 09:09 PDTUpdated:2021-02-05 11:47 PDT
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