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Setting Up Zoom

Sign in to Zoom

Before using Zoom for the first time, users will need to authenticate an account using a DePaul email address.

  1. Go to depaul.zoom.us
  2. Select Sign In.
  3. Enter Campus Connect credentials.
  4. This will create the Zoom account, to be associated with the preferred email address as listed in Campus Connect.

Verify Preferred Email for D2L Integration

The preferred method to access Zoom is through D2L integration. This allows for access to Zoom from a D2L course under the Edit Course tab. If choosing to integrate Zoom into D2L, a DePaul email address will need to be used as the preferred email address, so there are additional steps required to verify the preferred email address in Campus Connect:

  1. Open Campus Connect.
  2. Log in with Campus Connect credentials.
  3. Go to Self Service using the navigator.
  4. Select Campus Personal Information.
  5. Select Email Addresses.
  6. Make sure that the email address marked as “Preferred” is a DePaul email address. If it is not, change/add that email address and save it as preferred.

Note: Please be aware that it can take 12-24 hours for the change to synchronization with D2L.

Sign into Zoom Desktop Client

The Zoom desktop client can be downloaded via depaul.zoom.us. In order to link the desktop client to a DePaul account, users must sign in via SSO.

  1. Open the desktop app.
  2. Select Sign in with SSO.
  3. Type "DePaul" in the field titled "Your company domain".
  4. Select Continue.
  5. A browser window will open. Enter Campus Connect credentials.
  6. A confirmation message will open. Select Open Zoom.us.
  7. The browser will redirect to the desktop client, where the account will open.

Check for Updates

Keep the Zoom desktop client updated to ensure that the latest version is being used.

  1. Open and sign into the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Select the profile picture or initials [A].
  3. A menu will open. Select Check for Updates [B].
    screenshot of the zoom app home with labels on the dropdown menu under user initials
  4. Allow the update to download, then select Update.


    Follow the instructions for Creating a Zoom Meeting. Then, add Zoom to a course as an External Learning Tool or post a meeting link so students can access scheduled meetings. See Adding a Zoom Link to D2L for instructions.