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Zoom in D2L

Set up Your Zoom Account

  1. Go to https://depaul.zoom.us
  2. Select “Sign In” and enter your CampusConnect Credentials
  3. Then open Outlook and follow one of the steps below to find your Zoom Email Address
    • On the web ​(recommended): In the upper righthand corner, click “Find Someone” then search your own name. In the window that pops up, make note of the email address listed next to “Email”​
    • On a Mac: From the Home tab, in the “Search People” box, search the Address book for your own name. In the contact window that appears, make note of the email address listed under “Send Email”
    • On a PC: From the Home tab, in the “Find a Contact” box, search your own name. In the contact window that appears, make note of the email address listed next to “Email”
  4. Open https://campusconnect.depaul.edu and log in with your credentials
  5. Using the Navigator, go to Self Service > Campus Personal Information > Email Addresses
  6. Make sure that the email address marked as “Preferred” matches the email address you noted in Step 3. If it is not, you will need to change/add that email address and save it as your preferred.

Note: Zoom will not work unless your email address in Outlook matches your preferred email address. If you need to update your preferred email address, please be aware that it can take 12-24 hours for the change to sync.

Creating a Zoom Session

Inside D2L

  1. Click on Edit Course
  2. Select “Zoom”
  3. Note: The first time you use Zoom, you will need to complete the setup of your account. In the new window, click the “Authenticate” button, then click the blue “Accept” button.

  4. Create a new session by clicking “Schedule a New Meeting”
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts, then click “Schedule”
  6. The session will automatically be added to your course calendar as a new item. Students can access the session from this link or you can follow the directions on the other side of this document to add the link elsewhere in the course.

Outside D2L

  1. Go to https://depaul.zoom.us
  2. Login with your CampusConnect credentials
  3. Click “Schedule a New Meeting”
  4. Note: The first time you use Zoom, you will need to complete the setup of your account. In the new window, click the “Authenticate” button, then click the blue “Accept” button.

  5. Create a new session by clicking “Schedule a New Meeting”
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts, then click “Schedule”
  7. Copy the Join URL (if you need the call-in number information, you will also need to copy the invitation)
  8. Follow the steps on the other side of this document to add the link to your D2L course.

Adding a Zoom Link to your D2L Course

After you have created a Zoom session using Option A or Option B (outlined on the other side of the document) you can add a link to the Meeting in a News announcement, in the Activity Feed, or in the Content Area.

Adding a link to News

  1. Go to the Edit Course > Course Administration and select “News”
  2. Click the blue “New Item” button
  3. Enter a “Headline” (title) for your announcement and add any contextualizing information you want in the body (e.g., Don’t forget our meeting scheduled for tomorrow…)
  4. Click the “Insert Quicklink” icon
  5. Set up your quicklink
    1. If you set up the Zoom session in D2L: choose "Calendar" and select the Zoom calendar item
    2. If you set up the session in Zoom website: choose "URL" and paste the Join URL
  6. Click “Publish”

Adding a link to Activity Feed

  1. Click “Create Post”
  2. Add any contextualizing information you want in the body of the post (e.g., Don’t forget our meeting scheduled for tomorrow…)
  3. Click on the “Attach” icon
  4. Set up your attachment
    1. If you set up the Zoom session in D2L: choose "Attach Link to Existing Activity" then choose "Calendar" and select the Zoom calendar item
    2. If you set up the session in Zoom website: choose "Attach Link" > "URL" apaste the Join URL
  5. Click “Publish”​

​Adding a link to Content

  1. Click the blue “Upload/Create” button and select “Create a File”
  2. Enter a helpful title
  3. Click the blue “New Item” button
  4. Add any contextualizing information you want in the body of the page (e.g., Don’t forget our meeting scheduled for tomorrow…)
  5. Click the “Insert Quicklink” icon
  6. Set up your quicklink
    1. If you set up the Zoom session in D2L: choose "Calendar" and select the Zoom calendar item
    2. If you set up the session in Zoom website: choose "URL" and paste the Join URL
  7. Click “Publish”
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