Join a Zoom meeting

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Overview

Important:
Starting November 1, 2021, Zoom will require you to update your software if it's more than nine months behind the current version. If your version of Zoom software is older than nine months, you will be blocked from joining meetings until you upgrade. For help, see Upgrading Zoom to the latest version.

To join a Zoom meeting, you must first have Zoom installed on your device, and then provide the meeting's unique 10- or 11-digit ID.

These instructions provide information on installation options, and step-by-step instructions for joining a Zoom meeting with your Zoom at IU account.

Note:
If you're in a meeting room with videoconferencing equipment and won't be using your own device, see Connect to Zoom from a videoconferencing room.

Install Zoom on a laptop, desktop, or mobile device

You have the following options for connecting to Zoom:

Join a meeting with your Zoom at IU account

Note:

Before hosting or joining a meeting, join a test meeting to test your internet connection, audio, and video. Be sure to test your Zoom meeting with the device you intend to connect or host from (such as videoconferencing equipment). If you wish to test connecting to a meeting from videoconferencing equipment, you will need to create and host a meeting to join first, as meetings cannot be hosted from videoconferencing equipment.

  1. Sign into your Zoom account.

    While it is possible to join a Zoom meeting as a guest, UITS recommends that you sign into Zoom with your IU account before joining a meeting, for a more secure meeting experience.

  2. Provide Zoom with the 10- or 11-digit ID associated with the meeting you want to join (if you don't know your meeting ID, contact the meeting host). Follow the appropriate instructions below, depending on how you're using Zoom:
    • Through a browser (such as Google Chrome):
      1. Go to https://iu.zoom.us/j/meetingID.
      2. Once you launch the application, you will be joined with the meeting. If the host has passcode-protected the meeting, you will be prompted to enter it. Then, if you're placed in a waiting room, the host will need to admit you before you can participate in the meeting.
    • Through the Zoom desktop application:
      1. Open Zoom, and click Join.
      2. Type in the meeting ID, and set your join options. Click Join. If the host has password-protected the meeting, you will be prompted to enter it. Then, if the host has enabled the waiting room, you'll be placed in it before you are admitted into the meeting.
    • Through the Zoom mobile app for iOS or Android:
      1. Open the Zoom app, and tap Join.
        Note:
        If you see the option to "Join a Meeting", you need to sign into your Zoom at IU account.
      2. Enter the meeting ID and set your join options. Tap Join Meeting. You will be joined with the meeting. If the host has passcode-protected the meeting, you will be prompted to enter it. Then, if you're placed in a waiting room, the host will need to admit you before you can participate in the meeting.

About joining multiple Zoom meetings

If you need to join multiple meetings simultaneously, see Joining multiple meetings simultaneously on desktop.

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Last modified on 2021-10-18 11:58:06.