Zoom: Student Guide

Getting started

Zoom is publicly available and can be accessed and downloaded here.

Launching Zoom:

  1. Click the link or URL to the Zoom room posted by your lecturer via email
  2. You will be prompted to download the Zoom application. The College recommends downloading Zoom to your device for easier access.
  3. You may be asked to put in a passcode before entering the room. If so, your lecturer’s Zoom invite should have this information available.
  4. You will then be placed into a ‘waiting room’ and will be let into the zoom call by your lecturer

The Zoom Menu:

The Zoom menu bar appears at the bottom of the Zoom window once the meeting begins. If you don’t see the menu bar, move your mouse slightly and the bar will appear. (The bar disappears after a few seconds when in full-screen mode.)


  1. Mute/unmute your audio
  2.  Turn on/off your video
  3. Invite more people to join by email, IM, or meeting ID
  4.  View a list of participants
  5.  Share your desktop (everything you have open) or select a specific application to share (e.g. Microsoft Word)
  6. Send a message to one person (using private chat) or to all participants
  7.  Record the meeting (if you have been granted permission)
  8.  Leave or end the video meeting

For further information and to discover MS Teams full functionality, please download our Zoom Student Guidance.

For video tutorial on how to sign in to Zoom, click here.