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Adding a Zoom Link to D2L

​​​​Zoom can be added to a D2L course in a couple of ways. If added as an External Learning Tool, students can use the link to access course meetings and recordings. After creating a Zoom meeting, a link to access that meeting can also be added to any rich text area in D2L. The most common areas to add a link are in News announcements, the Activity Feed, or the Content Area.

Zoom meetings created through D2L integration will populate in the Course Calendar, but they should still be added to one of the areas here to ensure student accessibility. 

Add Zoom as an External Learning Tool

Zoom can be added as an External Learning Tool to a class. When students select this link, they will see any meetings scheduled in Zoom through D2L as well as any cloud recordings for the course. Instructors can also use this link to schedule new meetings.

  1. From the navbar, select Content.
  2. Navigate to the module to which to add the Zoom link.
  3. Select Existing Activities to reveal a dropdown menu.
  4. Select External Learning Tools.
  5. A popup window will open. From the list of tools, select Zoom.
  6. The window will close, and the Zoom link will appear in the module.

Add a Meeting Link to a Course

Once a meeting has been created, the link can be added anywhere a rich text area appears in D2L, like News, Activity Feed, and Content.

Add a Link to News

  1. From the course homepage, select the dropdown arrow next to News [A].
  2. Select New News Item [B].
    add a new news item

  3. Enter a “Headline” (title) for the announcement and add any contextualizing information in the body (e.g., Don’t forget the meeting scheduled for tomorrow…)
  4. Select the Insert Quicklink icon [A]
    insert a quicklink
    • If the Zoom meeting was created from D2L: choose Calendar and select the Zoom calendar item.
    • If the Zoom meeting was created from depaul.zoom.us: choose URL and paste the Join URL.
  5. Select Publish.

Add a Link to Activity Feed

  1. Select Create Post
  2. Add any contextualizing information for the body of the post (e.g., Don’t forget the meeting scheduled for tomorrow…)
  3. Select the the Attach icon [A].
    attach item in an activity feed
  4. Set up the attachment:
    • If the Zoom meeting was created from D2L: choose Existing Activity then choose Calendar and select the Zoom calendar item.
    • If the Zoom meeting was created from depaul.zoom.us choose Weblink. Paste the join URL in the "URL" box and specify a title for the link (e.g. Tuesday's Virtual Meeting) and Select Insert.
  5. Select Post.

Add a Link to Content

  1. Select Content.
  2. Go to the module to which the link should be added.
  3. Select Upload/Create
  4. Select Create a File.
  5. Enter a Title for the page and add any contextualizing information in the body (e.g., Don’t forget the meeting scheduled for tomorrow…)
  6. Select the Insert Quicklink icon [A].
    insert a quicklink
  7. Set up quicklink:
    • If the Zoom meeting was created from D2L: choose Calendar and select the Zoom calendar item.
    • If the Zoom meeting was created from depaul.zoom.us: choose URL and paste the Join URL.
  8. Select Save and Close