Zoom serves as the web conference service for all SDSU faculty, staff, and students. Zoom works with Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Linux, allowing users to connect via video, audio, and/or screen sharing remotely from any location. Faculty can use Zoom to teach an entire class synchronously online, or to facilitate breakout meetings with one or more students. Additionally, students and staff can utilize Zoom to facilitate meetings with peers, colleagues, and other campuses locally, nationally, or internationally.
Before using Zoom, please note that this is a two-way web conferencing tool, and that you should make yourself and your surrounding area presentable prior to joining any Zoom meeting in case the camera video is on by default.
To access Zoom, go to sdsu.zoom.us and sign in using your SDSUid. You can also access Zoom from your smartphone by downloading the Zoom Video Conferencing app. In both the desktop and mobile application, click “Login with SSO” and select sdsu.zoom.us as your domain. Once logged in, you can schedule and join meetings via your web browser, Zoom desktop application, Zoom mobile app, or telephone.
For help signing in, please download the Zoom Login Guide
To activate your SDSUid account (only if you have not already received your SDSUid), please follow the instructions outlined here.
- Schedule a meeting
- Join a meeting
- Share your screen during a zoom meeting
- Download Zoom on your desktop or mobile device
- Run Usage Report for your Zoom sessions
Zoom uses for instruction:
- Live (synchronous) online/blended lectures
- Online class meetings
- Virtual office hours
- Student presentations
Zoom uses for faculty, staff, and students:
- Facilitation of 1:1 and group meetings with peers/colleagues local and abroad
- Remote presentations at conferences
- Conference calls
- Screen share troubleshooting
Advantages of Zoom:
- Ability to connect via telephone, video, and/or device audio
- Share screen as a presenter, or allow other participants to share screens
- Record presentation for later, on-demand (asynchronous) usage
- Ability to assign participants to breakout rooms
Download Collaborate Archives:
As we transition from Blackboard Collaborate to Zoom, we will continue to support both platforms, however beginning Fall 2017, ITS will no longer provide training or support for Blackboard Collaborate. For information on converting and downloading your Collaborate archived session as an mp4, please view the following short video: screencast.com/t/TrWJ7vi3Syp
Zoom allows for cloud recording, which will provide a sharable link to give to your students via Blackboard.