Zoom Video Conferencing

An Introduction to Zoom for Faculty and Staff
Zoom is supported by NYU IT and is available to current NYU students, faculty and staff.
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. This offering can be used instead of hardware focused videoconferencing services such as Polycom and Cisco with comparable results. The service allows participants to engage in synchronous online meetings from a conference room solution, a mobile device, personal computer, or phone. Participating via a smart phone or computer  will allow the users to share both live video and share content from the device. 
How to 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

Install the Zoom browser extensions

The Zoom browser extensions will allow you to create a Zoom meeting directly in Google calendar and make your life so much easier. Visit the following support article to install browser extensions.

Test Zoom prior to using in a live meeting

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


Learn more about the NYU Zoom features.

Next steps

Now that you're set up with Zoom, visit the following support articles to gain more expertise:

Additional Information

Video Tutorials: Zoom Basic Functions

Scheduling a meeting

Join a meeting

Meeting Controls

Sharing Your Screen

Visit the Zoom Help Center to view more video tutorials