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Step 4: Getting started with Zoom

Zoom is a cloud-based, full-featured web, video, and audio conferencing service which allows online meetings and webinars. The service is used for online teaching, training, remote support, audio calls, and meetings. Zoom can be used instead of hardware-focused video conferencing services such as Polycom and Cisco with comparable results. The following instructions will help you get started with Zoom.

Activate your Zoom account

  1. Navigate to https://nyu.zoom.us
  2. Click on the Login to Zoom button
  3. Login with your NYU net id and password
  4. Hooray, you are now activated!

Install the Zoom app

For system requirements, visit the following support article: System requirements for the Zoom application

  1. Navigate to https://zoom.us/download
  2. Select the correct installer for your device
  3. Complete the installation

Login to the Zoom app

Once the Zoom app is installed, you will need to login to use it.

  1. Launch the application
  2. On the “Sign in” screen, select Sign in with SSO.
  3. Enter “nyu” when prompted for the company domain.
  4. Login with your NYU net id and password

Test Zoom prior to using in a live meeting

Navigate to https://zoom.us/test to test Zoom ahead of your first live meeting

Source: https://www.nyu.edu/servicelink/KB0017503

Updated on February 7, 2022

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