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Zoom - Using the Zoom tool in Blackboard to schedule & host meetings

Use the Zoom tool in Blackboard to easily schedule, manage, and launch meetings from your Blackboard course site.  It also provides a convenient way for students to find and join class meetings.


Create Menu Item

Select + icon in Vertical Navigation Bar, and select CONTENT AREA

Create menu item in Blackboard

Name Menu Item

Type a name for your link (i.e. Zoom Meetings).  Select the box AVAILABLE TO USERS.  Select SUBMIT.

Menu item options in Blackboard

Embed the Zoom Tool

  1. 1. Select the Zoom button in the vertical menu.
  2. 2. Select TOOLS from the top menu bar.
  3. 3. Select MORE TOOLS at the bottom of the dropdown menu
  4. 4. Select ZOOM from the list.
Zoom embed window in Blackboard

Complete Zoom LTI setup

Type a name for the Zoom tool link.  Type a description in the window below.  Select SAVE.

Zoom LTI option menu

Launch Zoom Tool

Select underlined text to launch Zoom tool to schedule, manage, and start meetings.

Zoom launch LTI

Schedule Zoom Meeting

Select the blue button entitled SCHEDULE A NEW MEETING

Zoom schedule meeting button

Select Options

Complete option fields for TOPIC, DESCRIPTION, WHEN, etc.

Select SAVE

Zoom options

Start Zoom Meeting

When you want to start your meeting, select the START button

(The student view is exactly the same, except their option is to JOIN the meeting.)

Zoom Start meeting




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