Teaching Commons > Teaching Guides > Technology > Zoom > Creating a Zoom Meeting
Zoom meetings can be created through D2L integration or through depaul.zoom.us. While both methods have ways to link to meetings in a class, D2L integration automatically puts Zoom meetings in the course Calendar and allows Zoom to be added as an External Learning Tool to Content (see
Adding a Zoom Link for more information).
These are the recommended settings and practices for creating Zoom meetings for class sessions.
To create a Zoom meeting inside D2L, verify that a DePaul email address is being used as the preferred email in D2L. See
Setting up Zoom for more information.
Note: The Zoom account will need to be established the first time this link is selected. To set up the connection, select
Authenticate in the pop-up window. Then select
Note: Passcodes can be a maximum of 10 characters long and are case sensitive. It is recommended to use a numeric passcode as this is easier to input if teaching in a trimodal room. If using special characters it is recommended that only @ *_- be used.
Note: The option to "Enable additional data center regions for this meeting" is not available.
Hosts can designate another DePaul user to be the alternative host of a meeting. The alternative host can start the meeting and can share capabilities as a co-host once the original host joins the meeting. If using an Online Learning Assistant (OLA) in a class, it is recommended to make the OLA an alternative host so they can best assist the course.
Zoom meetings can be created externally, however, they will not appear in the course calendar unless manually added.
Note: Videos stored in the Zoom Cloud are only available for 120 days.