Using Zoom at Brandon University

Join a meeting

If your course is using online video conferencing for some parts of class:

You will receive a link for that course. It will probably be recurring. Accept the invitation, saving it into your calendar for all scheduled dates. If you do not use a calendar, save the link where you will find it when classtime arrives.

If the link is incorrect in some way, or you are unable to attend for unforeseen circumstances (illness, bereavement) please email your instructor by Reply immediately.

Your connection device (laptop strongly recommended) must have both microphone and camera. Zoom is designed for poor connections, but the stronger the connection, the better (Wi-Fi and cellular).

On the day of the class:

Please log in 10 minutes prior to the session’s start time. Prevent delays due to technical difficulties.

The meeting invitation will normally include a direct link to the meeting, a meeting number and a passcode.

To join a meeting from the link

  • Click the link. You will be asked to connect by video- answer Yes. You will be asked to connect by audio-answer yes, by Internet. (Connecting by phone may cause long-distance charges).
  • Follow instructions on screen if Zoom is quickly installed for the first time from your device.
  • Please use your full first and last name so your instructor can identify you.

To join a meeting with only the meeting # and passcode

  • Open a web browser
  • Go to
  • Choose “join a meeting”
  • Enter the meeting number
  • Enter the meeting passcode when prompted
  • Choose a name you want to appear as in the meeting

You do not need to download the Zoom app; however, it is strongly suggested as it makes the process of connecting simpler. The Zoom app can be found in Apple or Android app store from phones or tablets, and through the Zoom website( for laptops and desktops. Download the Zoom app well before class to prevent delays.



Schedule a meeting

Zoom has up to date instructions for scheduling meetings online here.

Note: First you will need to have or sign up for your own Zoom account:

  1. Open a web browser
  2. Go to
  3. Choose “Signup”
  4. Enter your BU Email address
  5. You will receive an email with link to finish creating your account
  6. Click the link and create a password for your account

Upgrade your free account with a BU Ed/Pro license (Faculty only)

Free Zoom accounts have a time restriction on meetings with more than 1 participant of 40 minutes. BU has licenses available for Faculty where needed to upgrade to a paid license with unlimited meeting time.

  1. To get connected with one of these licenses contact your Faculty office
  2. Your faculty office will reach out to IT, and you will receive an email with instructions to connect your free Zoom account to BU license

Access Zoom training resources

Zoom has a wealth of excellent training resources available online:

  • Zoom’s main page for training resources is available
  • Live training webinars are available
  • Video tutorials are available