Zoom: How to Start a Zoom Meeting in Blackboard (Faculty)

Zoom allows you to communicate with your students in a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share your screen, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Note: Zoom will replace Collaborate Ultra in Blackboard as the Virtual Classroom beginning with Summer 2021 courses. 

This knowledge article demonstrates how to start a Zoom meeting in Blackboard.

Step 1

Go to your Bb course then on the Navigation menu click Virtual Classroom. Note: This is a direct link to Zoom.

A red box surrounding the Virtual Classroom option on the Course Tools menu

Step 2

Read the Recording Release message first then click Zoom Meeting.

A red arrow pointing to the Zoom Meeting option

Step 3

Your upcoming meetings are displayed. Click Start.

A red arrow pointing to the Start button on the Upcoming Meetings page

Step 4

The Open Zoom Meeting dialog appears. Select the Always allow pgcc-edu.zoom.us to open links of this type in the associated app check box then click Open Zoom Meetings.

A red arrow pointing to the Open Zoom Meetings button

Step 5

Your Zoom meeting is launched. Click Join with Computer Audio.

A red arrow pointing to the Join with Computer Audio button


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