Teaching Commons > Teaching Guides > Technology > Zoom > 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.
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.
Note: To share Zoom recordings from meetings created outside of D2L, navigate to depaul.zoom.us, go to "Recordings," and copy the link for the recording. Then, use the directions for
Creating Links in Content to add it as a link to an external website.
Once Zoom has been added to a course as an External Learning Tool, students can use it to access previously-recorded Zoom sessions that have been saved to the cloud. (See
Recording a Zoom Session for more information on saving to the cloud.)
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.
If Zoom has not been added as an External Learning Tool, a link to an individual cloud recording can be added to the course.